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Christian WeiskeNov 29, 2015 12:21 pm 
Daniel ConvissorNov 29, 2015 2:01 pm 
Subject:[PEAR-DEV] is down / disk errors
From:Christian Weiske (
Date:Nov 29, 2015 12:21:12 pm

Hi, is down.

The server was really slow, even "sudo bash" or "top" gave me errors most of the time.

/var/log/messages showed disk errors:

kernel: ata1.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x0 kernel: ata1.00: BMDMA stat 0x24 kernel: ata1.00: cmd 25/00:08:ae:ce:fa/00:00:11:00:00/e0 tag 0 dma 4096 in kernel: res 51/01:00:ae:ce:fa/01:00:11:00:00/e0 Emask 0x1 (device error) kernel: ata1.00: status: { DRDY ERR } kernel: ata1.00: configured for UDMA/133 kernel: ata1: EH complete kernel: SCSI device sda: 312500000 512-byte hdwr sectors (160000 MB) kernel: sda: Write Protect is off kernel: SCSI device sda: drive cache: write back

The file systems were mounted read-only.

Backups of the rest data (released packages) were done every 4 hours to the mirror servers (of which I have one,

The last database backup was from 2015-03-05, which is long ago. I made a copy of the files in /var/lib/mysql; we'll see what we can rescue.

Then I rebooted the box to see if it's really that bad, and it is. It's not up again, and probably will not come up. I'm contacting EUKhost support right now.


You can use a mirror; change your /etc/hosts file to map to IP (


Using the "preferred_mirror" setting will NOT work as pear will still try to download files from

$ pear config-set preferred_mirror $ pear install $package Could not download from "", cannot download "pear/net_wifi" (Connection to `' failed:
Connection timed out) Error: cannot download "pear/Net_Wifi"

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