Disk monitoring

Todd Troxell xtat at rapidpacket.com
Wed Mar 2 17:42:36 CST 2005

On Mon, Feb 28, 2005 at 01:58:54AM -0500, Todd Troxell wrote:
> 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.

FYI: http://ubuntulinux.org/wiki/DiskMonitoring

[   Todd J. Troxell                                         ,''`.
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