More fun with disks...
Guess what I got while copying data from broken toshiba 2.5" HDD onto external USB disk?
May 14 20:20:27 amd kernel: kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
May 14 20:20:27 amd kernel: EXT3 FS on sda1, internal journal
May 14 20:20:27 amd kernel: EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
May 14 20:27:57 amd log1n: ROOT LOGIN on `tty5'
May 14 20:28:17 amd pam_limits: wrong limit value 'unlimited'
May 14 20:32:24 amd kernel: SCSI error : <1 0 0 0> return code = 0x8000002
May 14 20:32:24 amd kernel: sda: Current: sense key=0x4
May 14 20:32:24 amd kernel: ASC=0x4b ASCQ=0x0
May 14 20:32:24 amd kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 122597839
May 14 20:59:11 amd -- MARK --
Fun, fun. OTOH toshiba disk started to work better when I opened the window (that decreased temperature in room from ~23C to ~21.5C). Now it is back to normal speeds, and no ill effects can be seen. Or maybe it was because I took disk out to let it cool and generally played with it?
Strange thing is... I can see errors in syslog, but at command line level, no errors are reported. Is kernel doing retries for me?