[dm-crypt] openLuks failing - semaphore weird bug involved ?

Arno Wagner arno at wagner.name
Fri Sep 16 01:07:04 CEST 2011


On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 12:15:14PM -0400, Ricflomag wrote:
> 
> >>I have run a "badblocks -nvs
> >>/dev/sdb3<https://one.ubuntu.com/dev/sdb3>",
> >>it did not find any error... And after this, SMART still reports 4 pending
> >>sectors.
> >Meaning the pending sectors are someplae else.
> >
> >>Any clue about how investigating further ?
> >badblocks on /dev/sdb.
> >
> >Arno
> That would tell me where the pending sectors are, outside of the
> luks partition. But it would not help to know why the luks partition
> fails to open, would it ?

It should not. However, the disk is suspect. Solve that first. 
Defective storage (or hardware in general) can cause all sorts 
of strange effects.

Arno
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