HELP: FreeBSD 5.2 crashing when doing fsck?

William Cooper williamcooper at
Sun Feb 1 16:31:11 GMT 2004

Nope no IBM disks in there, not even the 20gb install disk, that's a
Samsung hard drive.

As described in my first email, I have done 'killall -9 fsck' and
'killall -9 fsck_ufs' to stop the fsck processes, and its running like a
dream at the moment. But it isn't a easy solution every time I have to



-----Original Message-----
From: freebsd-users-admin at
[mailto:freebsd-users-admin at] On Behalf Of Dimitrios
Sent: 01 February 2004 13:22
To: freebsd-users at
Subject: Re: HELP: FreeBSD 5.2 crashing when doing fsck?

On Sun, 1 Feb 2004 11:33:28 -0000 "William Cooper"
<williamcooper at> wrote:

> That was a nice temp fix, rebooted the machine after the fsck and
> normally, no problems -- I even transferred a few large files over
> to see if anything would crash but it was fine. <40 minutes later, I
> found it crashed again, no error messages, no weird processes running

Are you using one of those IBM Deskstars (the IDE 'deathstars as we call
which die after a while? In the past several years Deskstars have had
a manufacturer defect and was one of the reasons why the whole ibm
department was dumped to hitachi.

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