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Re: 2.6.38: XFS/USB/HW issue, or failing USB stick?

To: Justin Piszcz <jpiszcz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: 2.6.38: XFS/USB/HW issue, or failing USB stick?
From: Tim Soderstrom <tim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 10:19:05 -0500
Cc: linux-usb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Alan Piszcz <ap@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
In-reply-to: <alpine.DEB.2.02.1103181104020.30018@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
References: <alpine.DEB.2.02.1103181104020.30018@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mar 18, 2011, at 10:08 AM, Justin Piszcz wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> I can write to just about the entire USB stick, with no errors:
> 
> atom:~# df -h
> Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> /dev/sda2             5.8G  1.5G  4.3G  26% /
> tmpfs                 2.0G     0  2.0G   0% /lib/init/rw
> udev                   10M  140K  9.9M   2% /dev
> tmpfs                 2.0G     0  2.0G   0% /dev/shm
> atom:~# cd /
> atom:/# ls
> bin   cdrom  etc   lib    media  nfs  proc  sbin     srv  tmp  var
> boot  dev    home  lib64  mnt    opt  root  selinux  sys  usr
> atom:/# dd if=/dev/zero of=bigfile bs=1M count=4000
> 4000+0 records in
> 4000+0 records out
> 4194304000 bytes (4.2 GB) copied, 135.536 s, 30.9 MB/s
> atom:/# df -h
> Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> /dev/sda2             5.8G  5.4G  350M  95% /
> tmpfs                 2.0G     0  2.0G   0% /lib/init/rw
> udev                   10M  140K  9.9M   2% /dev
> tmpfs                 2.0G     0  2.0G   0% /dev/shm
> atom:/# rm bigfile
> 
> However, after some amount of time, the errors occur below, is this USB
> stick failing?  Since it has no SMART, is there any other way to verify
> the 'health' of a USB stick?

What prompted you to go with XFS over, say, ext2? The journal will generally 
cause quite a bit more writes onto your USB device. I use ext2 on my CF card in 
my NAS for that reason (the spinning media is on XFS of course). I know that's 
not an answer to your problem but thought I would add it as a suggestion :)

Tim

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