Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 374491
RFE: Network aware X Windows applet for notification/status of md devices
Last modified: 2014-07-01 08:17:46 EDT
i had a power failure today and now my software raid array is rebuilding.
i thought it'd be nice to have a notification popup when i log in telling me
it's rebuilding and when it's estimated it'll finish (time of day rather than
time remaining) plus a 'click here for details' for a little python app to
display the live contents of /proc/mdstat. then a notification when the rebuild
also notifications for failed drives would be ace. that should be written in
the hope of one day making it network aware so i can get notifications on my
desktop of drive failures on my servers.
i'm assuming this is a job for python, dbus and maybe hal.
if anyone can suggest similar bits of software (monitor system state, provide
notifications, small python apps presenting simple system info) then i'd be
fairly keen to code this myself.
I don't have any suggested similar software, but you might want to address this
request to Neil Brown <email@example.com> as he's the upstream mdadm
maintainer (as well as the kernel md stack maintainer). This request probably
rightly belongs to mdadm (raidtools is long since dead). I'll update the
component to mdadm, however I likely won't have time to work on anything like
this (and it's a bit out of my normal programming realm anyway, so I'm not the
best person to work on it regardless). If you can get feedback from Neil and
feel like working on it, by all means do so and I'll look at updating our mdadm
with whatever you come up with.
The gnome-disk-utility is able to deal with md raid devices and might be a more appropriate place for a feature like this to exist.
ah, sorry, i'd been meaning to update this bug for a while.
i did actually write a little python app for this - and it worked!
i have a feeling i've seen a RAID failure popup from palipsest since i installed F11 on one machine. is gdu-notification-daemon already meant to do that? i've just tried running it (it's in my startup apps but didn't appear to be running already) and did some hot-fail/remove/add mdadm commands but no pop-ups appeared.
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