Some hard disk is reporting health problems. Now what?

Lucio M Nicolosi lmnicolosi at
Wed Jul 6 23:40:49 UTC 2011

On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 7:50 PM, Kevin O'Gorman <kogorman at> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 8:04 AM, Avi <lists at> wrote:
>> 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.
> My system has no such file, nor is there a process running called "smartd".

Perhaps you could try smartmontools


Lucio M. Nicolosi, Eng.
Open Source Implementation
System and Applications

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