[CentOS] /var goes read-only

Tue Dec 5 01:34:38 UTC 2006
Alexey Loukianov <aloukianov at lavtech.ru>

Greetings, Matty.

> > 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.

Hmm, and how about this:

> [root at cappa etc]# smartctl -a /dev/sda
> smartctl version 5.33 [i686-redhat-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-4 Bruce Allen
> Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/
> Device: ATA      ST3160812AS      Version: 3.AA
> SATA disks accessed via libata are not currently supported by
> smartmontools. When libata is given an ATA pass-thru ioctl() then an
> additional '-d libata' device type will be added to smartmontools.

Server has got CentOS4.4 installed, with two SATA discs, attached to an
Intel SATA onboard controller. CentOS4.4 uses libata as a kernel module for
it. The output from smartctl says all for itself.

Best regards,
 Alexey Loukianov                          mailto:aloukianov at lavtech.ru
 System Engineer,
 IT Department,
 Lavtech Corp