[nSLUG] smartctl -a

Havea Notherpuff haveanotherpuff at gmail.com
Tue May 23 11:46:48 ADT 2006


On 5/23/06, Donald Teed <donald.teed at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> How do you measure "super slow"?  KB/sec transfer?  Time for
> some operation?  Something else?  Details...
>

I just burnt a data dvd of 5 divx movies each around 700mbs each and it took
25 minutes,i was using nero linux,the time before that I used K3B and the
speed hardly ever went over 1x

hdparm on a old fashioned IDE drive will show whether DMA is on.
>
Here is the readouts for all my drives:
hda=40gig
hdb=dvd
hdc=40gig
hdd=cd

Gordon hdparm

> /dev/hda:
>  multcount    = 16 (on)
>  IO_support   =  0 (default 16-bit)
>  unmaskirq    =  0 (off)
>  using_dma    =  1 (on)
>  keepsettings =  0 (off)
>  readonly     =  0 (off)
>  readahead    = 256 (on)
>  geometry     = 65535/16/63, sectors = 80293248, start = 0
> gordon at 1[~]$ hdparm  /dev/hdc
>
> /dev/hdc:
>  multcount    = 16 (on)
>  IO_support   =  0 (default 16-bit)
>  unmaskirq    =  0 (off)
>  using_dma    =  1 (on)
>  keepsettings =  0 (off)
>  readonly     =  0 (off)
>  readahead    = 256 (on)
>  geometry     = 65535/16/63, sectors = 78165360, start = 0
> gordon at 1[~]$ hdparm  /dev/hdb
>
> /dev/hdb:
>  IO_support   =  0 (default 16-bit)
>  unmaskirq    =  0 (off)
>  using_dma    =  1 (on)
>  keepsettings =  0 (off)
>  readonly     =  0 (off)
>  readahead    = 256 (on)
>  HDIO_GETGEO failed: Invalid argument
> gordon at 1[~]$ hdparm  /dev/hdd
>
> /dev/hdd:
>  IO_support   =  0 (default 16-bit)
>  unmaskirq    =  0 (off)
>  using_dma    =  1 (on)
>  keepsettings =  0 (off)
>  readonly     =  0 (off)
>  readahead    = 256 (on)
>  HDIO_GETGEO failed: Invalid argument
>
> e.g.:
> hdparm  /dev/hda
>
> /dev/hda:
>  multcount    = 16 (on)
>  IO_support   =  1 (32-bit)
>  unmaskirq    =  1 (on)
>  using_dma    =  1 (on)
>  keepsettings =  0 (off)
>  readonly     =  0 (off)
>  readahead    = 256 (on)
>  geometry     = 24321/255/63, sectors = 390721968, start = 0
>
> Or if you meant the DVD burner, it will work for hdc or whatever as well.
>
> man hdparm for more info.
>
> --Donald
>
> On 5/22/06, Havea Notherpuff <haveanotherpuff at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > This is after  reboot and -t short, the reason I ask about the drive is
> > that my dvd burner will only burn at super slow speeds so I figure it might
> > be hard -drive,but maybe the dma is not enabled on it,(how do i check that)?
> > I am using mepis 6 beta 3 on a duron 1200 with gig of memory ddr,the burner
> > is  a phillips(not sure about model).
> >
> > On 5/22/06, Donald Teed < donald.teed at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > The Smart Error log is a list of historical errors.
> > > They might have nothing to do with the errors of the drive
> > > but could be related with historical events on the system
> > > like power blips, cables inserted badly, 12V cable snarfed
> > > by the case enclosure causing a short, etc.
> > >
> > > The current status is shown as "passed" in your example
> > > so there is no immediate reason for alarm.
> > >
> > > If you would like to test the drive in a running system
> > > try the ' -t short ' option to smartctl and wait a few
> > > minutes then run -a again and see the outcome.
> > >
> > > --Donald
> > >
> > > On 5/22/06, Havea Notherpuff <haveanotherpuff at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > >  Can anyone  tell me what the errors mean in the attached file,from
> > > when i did a smartctl -a /dev/hda ?
> > >
> > >
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