Bug 111801 - Hard drive 'clicks'
Hard drive 'clicks'
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-12-10 05:22 EST by Trond Thorbjørnsen
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:04 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:41:44 EDT
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Description Trond Thorbjørnsen 2003-12-10 05:22:22 EST
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Description of problem:
Maybe this is a hardware problem, I don't know. But last time my hard
drive had bad performance, it was Magicdev.

Tvelve days ago, my hard drive started to make a clicking noise, and
speeded up and down (sounds like a cd-rom), and when this happens, the
computer hangs for a few seconds.

The problem disappeared for some days, but is back now.

I have tested the hard drive, and it passed.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start reading data from hard drive.

Additional info:

My computer is a dell inspiron 8200.
Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2003-12-10 14:58:25 EST
The 'dev' package contains the device nodes in /dev, and doesn't
actually access any hardware devices directly.  Bouncing to 'kernel',
where there might be some clue.
Comment 2 Dave Jones 2003-12-16 14:14:17 EST
are there any errors/warnings in dmesg output after its done this
speeding up / slowing down ?   It does smell like a hardware fault to me.
Comment 3 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:41:44 EDT
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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