[CentOS] Re: mdmonitor not triggering program on fail events

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Thu Jun 12 17:19:35 UTC 2008

on 6-12-2008 1:29 AM Ow Mun Heng spake the following:
> On Thu, 2008-06-12 at 10:11 +0200, Ralph Angenendt wrote:
>> Ow Mun Heng wrote:
>>> Currently, from what I see, init is calling mdmonitor with these options
>>> mdadm --monitor --scan -f
>>> (note that the --program is not there)
>>> and this is in my /etc/mdadm.conf
>>> MAILADDR root
>>> PROGRAM /root/program_2_run.sh
>>> short of hacking the mdmonitor script to hardcode the program there, is
>>> there an alternate, more elegant way?
>> What's not elegant about that? Sure, an /etc/sysconfig/mdmonitor would
>> probably have been better, but it scans the config file for MAIL and
>> PROGRAM being in it and would stop otherwise.
> Yeah, it scans for either mail OR program being in there but for some
> obscure reason, (or perhaps I just don't get how it works) the PROGRAM
> to be ran isn't being called out by the mdmonitor init script and I'm
> not sure why.
> The only thing which I can see is that the option --program is not
> mentioned
I don't see an option "--program" mentioned in the man page either.
Is that a valid option?

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