[CentOS] /var goes read-only

Fri Dec 1 21:51:47 UTC 2006
Alfred von Campe <alfred at 110.net>

On Dec 1, 2006, at 16:07, Joshua Gimer wrote:

> This is an issue that I have been having with one of our production  
> servers for a couple of months, just out of no where /var goes to  
> read only.

Maybe the disk is going bad.  I had the same (or similar) thing  
happen to me with the root partition, which in my case also contains  
the /var partition.  It turned out to be a disk going bad.  Check the  
archives of this mailing list for a thread titled "EXT3-fs error  
(devive dm-0) in start_transaction: Journal has aborted" earlier this  
year.  Run smarctl on the drive with the /var partition if it  
supports it.