Some hard disk is reporting health problems. Now what?

Avi lists at
Wed Jul 6 15:04:51 UTC 2011

Kevin O'Gorman wrote:
> (I'm kind of hoping it's my main disk, which is really a hardware
> RAID mirror set).

I've never used the graphical disk thingy, but I'm guessing it uses
SMART, which is genuinely per-device, not per-RAID array.

> I could use pointers to troubleshooting.
>   /var/log/kern.log has nothing but successes.  No joy
> in /var/log/dmesg, or /var/log/syslog either.

If it is indeed SMART, and is actually smartd, the SMART daemon, it logs
to /var/log/messages by default.


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