Bug 497202 - No Way to Prevent an Ever Appearing Warning Pop-Up
No Way to Prevent an Ever Appearing Warning Pop-Up
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: DeviceKit-disks (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-04-22 14:53 EDT by Daniel Qarras
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:58 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-04-22 15:03:59 EDT
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Description Daniel Qarras 2009-04-22 14:53:17 EDT
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.

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Comment 1 David Zeuthen 2009-04-22 15:03:59 EDT
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.
Comment 2 Daniel Qarras 2009-04-22 15:11:18 EDT
Ok, sounds good, thanks for the info!

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