Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 497202
No Way to Prevent an Ever Appearing Warning Pop-Up
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:58:25 EST
Description of problem:
Recently I've started to get pop-up window warnings for a failing hard disk when logging in on my laptop. It seems that the hard drive has few bad sectors:
root@localhost:~# skdump /dev/sda
Bad Sectors: 11 sectors
Overall Status: BAD_SECTOR
5 reallocated-sector-count 100 100 36 11 sectors 0x0b0000000000 prefail online no
root@localhost:~# devkit-disks --show-info /dev/sda
bad sectors: Yes
attributes: One ore more attributes exceed threshold
reallocated-sector-count 100/100/ 36 FAIL 11 sectors Prefail Online
(Not sure if this is correct information, I booted maybe an hour ago and see also:
powered on: 226 days
Anyway, the problem is that this is oldish laptop and I'm not going to replace the hard disk - does this mean that I'll be greeted with this pop-up window maybe next few years until I decide to decommission this system?
I would like to have a button "ok, understood, thanks for the info, don't warn me again about this particular issue" or something like that to make the pop-up to disappear.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Sure, that would be a nice feature addition; it's filed upstream here
and hopefully we can do that for F12. I'm closing this bug as UPSTREAM since it's a feature request and we try to only track defects in the Fedora bugzilla.
Btw, "powered on" is the amount of time the disk has been powered on for it's _lifetime_ - usually a good indicator to see how much wear the disk has sustained.
Ok, sounds good, thanks for the info!