[CentOS] /var goes read-only

Mon Dec 4 05:43:42 UTC 2006
Matty <matty91 at gmail.com>

On 12/4/06, John Newbigin <jnewbigin at ict.swin.edu.au> wrote:
> Kevan Benson wrote:
> > On Friday 01 December 2006 15:24, Joshua Gimer wrote:
> >
> >> Thanks, that is what we were thinking was happening. Smartd will not start
> >>at boot,  it parses the config file just fine and then fails.
> >
> >
> > Well, unless that's different than noted behavior before there were problems,
> > that doesn't really indicate a bad drive any more than a drive/driver that
> > doesn't support smartd.  Smartd doesn't work on most sata drives with the
> > sata driver included in the stock CentOS kernel.
> smart does work, the default config from from redhat is wrong see bug
> #176835 and #187181.  The output from smartctl used to be wrong.  The
> correct command was sent by Alfred
> Use '-d ata'.  -d is for device type, not debug.

I was referring to the "-d" flag that you pass to smartd on the command line:

-d, --debug
     Start smartd in debug mode

Not the configuration flag that goes into the smartd.conf
configuration file. Sorry for any confusion.

- Ryan
UNIX Administrator