Degraded software RAID5 array without notice
daledellutri at gmail.com
Fri Mar 5 18:52:37 UTC 2010
On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 12:45 PM, Rolf Fokkens <rolf.fokkens at orange.nl>wrote:
> Ik accidentally discovered that my software RAID5 array was degraded: one
> of the three disks had been kicked out of the array.
> It appeared that disk /dev/sda1 had been disabled 5 days before! I was
> totally unaware of the problem, which is odd.
> syslog shows the moment the array got into trouble:
> 2010-02-23T17:10:31.974066+01:00 home07 kernel: ata1.00: exception Emask
> 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x6 frozen
> What surprises me is the fact that the system didn't inform me (except for
> the syslog messages) that there was something seriously wrong, It should
> have done so by alarming popups in X, or whatever.
> Probably I just misconfigured something, but maybe Fedora has no software
> installed (or available) to alarm the user about these serious events.
> Any suggestions?
Install logwatch, set it to automatically send email to root daily, then
root's email once a day.
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