How To Monitor Disk Errors?
joao.barros at gmail.com
Wed Nov 23 02:20:40 GMT 2005
Try smartmontools: http://www.freshports.org/sysutils/smartmontools/
If you have IBM Deskstars see if there is newer firmware available.
On 11/23/05, Drew Tomlinson <drew at mykitchentable.net> wrote:
> I have an old machine running 4.11. It died sometime last night from
> what I think was a disk problem. The machine was still running and
> still passing packets (it is my firewall) but I could not log in via the
> console, ssh, or telnet. I powered the machine off/on and heard the
> "click of death" coming from one of the internal IDE drives. By some
> miracle, the machine did finally boot and is running again.
> I'm sure I'm on borrowed time here. However I would like to find some
> way to monitor drive errors so I know which drive is failing so replace
> the correct drive. I have two in the machine. I've checked
> /var/log/messages but see no entries there regarding the drive. Is
> there some utility that will let me see the current number of errors
> since boot?
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