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Old 04-14-2013, 10:13 PM   #1
yenn
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smartd and mdadm init scripts


I'm aware that SMART statistics aren't always reliable, but without periodical checking of hdd's health they are completely useless and hdd can fail without warning. Well, it can fail silently even with SMART monitoring on, but on server I'd rather have any available information. Now I have to start smartd manually or put it in rc.local. Same goes for software RAID array monitoring.

I made rc script for smart daemon myself (see http://docs.slackware.com/wiki:user:yenn:s.m.a.r.t). I haven't made script for mdamd yet, but it shouldn't differ much from rc.smartd. It would be handy if these init scripts were included in official Slackware packages.

Is there a chance to include such scripts in Slackware?

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Old 04-15-2013, 03:25 PM   #2
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Note smartd can be started by uncommenting a section in the official /etc/rc.d/rc.M.
 
Old 04-16-2013, 08:54 AM   #3
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I didn't know that, thanks!

Still, init script would be nice to have, if I want to try different parameters for smartctl on the fly, or it for some reason just doesn't work right. In that case start/stop/restart commands would be useful.
 
Old 04-17-2013, 03:30 AM   #4
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I didn't know that, thanks!

Still, init script would be nice to have, if I want to try different parameters for smartctl on the fly, or it for some reason just doesn't work right. In that case start/stop/restart commands would be useful.
I vote for the same. I've been uncommenting the rc.M portion as well - which has worked just fine for me - but for a long time I had no idea that it was there. If there is a /etc/rc.d/rc.smartd - it would be way more obvious that startup functionality is available out of the box for smartd.

I also copy my own rc.mdadm in when I setup new servers. Again - it would be helpful if a default one was available.

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Old 04-18-2013, 03:41 PM   #5
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By the way - I got my rc.mdadm script from here:

http://www.slackware.com/~mrgoblin/files/

Seems to do the job just fine.
 
  


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