Karmic might scare users about hard disk dying

Chris Coulson chrisccoulson at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 7 22:55:27 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-10-08 at 00:45 +0200, Przemysław Kulczycki wrote:
> Hi devs.
> I'd like to point your attention to a bug which might be frequently
> noticed after Karmic is released:
> https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-disk-utility/+bug/438136
> In short: the new devicekit disk utility (palimpsest) might report lots
> of disks as failing, even the new ones.
> Please take a look at it as soon as possible to avoid the bad PR such as
> with the infamous bug 59695
> Cheers,
> -- 
> ## Przemysław Kulczycki <<>> Azrael Nightwalker ##
> # jabber: azrael[na]jabster.pl | tlen: azrael29a #
> ### www: http://reksio.ftj.agh.edu.pl/~azrael/ ###
This has been resolved already since 20/9. The most recent version of
gnome-disk-utility doesn't show any notifications anymore unless there
is a genuine SMART failure (ie, disk is at risk of imminent failure).
For example, a few reallocated sectors won't cause any notifications
anymore until they reach a level that indicates a real problem.

This bug is fixed already.

If users are still seeing notifications, then their disk is genuinely

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