> [ This is a repost of the following article: ]
> [ From: Professor Bruno <pyzpanix.com> ]
> [ Subject: potential ext3 drive problems? ]
> [ Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.setup,comp.os.linux.hardware,linux.r edhat,linux.redhat.install ]
> [ Message-ID: <bjdbsn$jb7$1reader2.panix.com> ]
> I'm looking for direction on how to resolve some ext3 harddrive issues.
> I'm using a desktop with RedHat 8 installed with all the patches being
> uptodate. The CPU is a PIII-1.4GHZ, two ide drives (details below), 1GB
> of memory. I've setup the the filesystems to be ext3.
> (Details on the drives are given below along with some log file errors).
> From time to time when I leave the machine idle and the screensavers
> start and run for a while it looks as though my drives become
> inoperable. Doing a cold reboot along with an fsck of all partitions
> seems to bring it back to normal and (luckily) there has been no
> data loss. (See the log file entries included for the reported errors).
> Is this an indication of bad drives?
> Should I wipe out the installation and setup the drives using ext2?
> Is it something else?
> Much thanks in advance!
> Max Pyziur