xtat at rapidpacket.com
Mon Feb 28 00:58:54 CST 2005
I just had a thought about usability and hard disks.
Things we know:
-IDE disks die, a lot.
-Sometimes they start getting read errors before they die completely.
-Joe user probably doesn't have backups.
I am not sure *how* to do it, but it seems we should alert users in a
friendly way that their hard disk may be about to spin it's last, detectable
by scanning the logs for read/media errors.
Maybe a notification area applet for tracking general system ailments? I
imagine there is other stuff in the logs worth harvesting.
[ Todd J. Troxell ,''`.
Student, Debian GNU/Linux Developer, SysAdmin, Geek : :' :
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