Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 546684
FEAT request: preupgrade should do a system/storage health check
Last modified: 2014-01-21 18:12:57 EST
Description of problem:
One very common way for upgrades to fail is when storage fails because of bad media, partially failed RAID, etc.
Often as not, the reboot after downloading the new version of the OS is the first reboot that a box has done for many, many months so latent errors in the disks or storage are detected only on that critical reboot.
It would be very useful to have preupgrade do a health/sanity check of any media used in the upgrade:
(1) check the health of /boot and other system file systems (fsck? smartctl?)
(2) verify that the MBR of a local disk is intact and that the partition table is not damaged
(3) do a self check of any MD devices
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 13 development cycle.
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