/etc/default/mdadm refers to non-existent /etc/cron.* files

Bug #1927005 reported by Dan Watkins on 2021-05-03
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
mdadm (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

To quote:

# should mdadm run periodic redundancy checks over your arrays? See
# /etc/cron.d/mdadm.

# should mdadm check once a day for degraded arrays? See
# /etc/cron.daily/mdadm.

Neither /etc/cron.d/mdadm nor /etc/cron.daily/mdadm exist (having been converted to systemd timers at some point, I believe).

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 21.10
Package: mdadm 4.1-10ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.11.0-16.17-generic 5.11.12
Uname: Linux 5.11.0-16-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu65
Architecture: amd64
CasperMD5CheckResult: unknown
CurrentDmesg: Error: command ['dmesg'] failed with exit code 1: dmesg: read kernel buffer failed: Operation not permitted
Date: Mon May 3 20:18:03 2021
MachineType: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. B450M DS3H
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-5.11.0-16-generic root=/dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root ro quiet splash resume=UUID=73909634-a75d-42c9-8f66-a69138690756 pcie_aspm=off
 Personalities :
 unused devices: <none>
SourcePackage: mdadm
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

dmi.bios.date: 01/25/2019
dmi.bios.release: 5.13
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: F4
dmi.board.asset.tag: Default string
dmi.board.name: B450M DS3H-CF
dmi.board.vendor: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
dmi.board.version: x.x
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: Default string
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: Default string
dmi.chassis.version: Default string
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvrF4:bd01/25/2019:br5.13:svnGigabyteTechnologyCo.,Ltd.:pnB450MDS3H:pvrDefaultstring:rvnGigabyteTechnologyCo.,Ltd.:rnB450MDS3H-CF:rvrx.x:cvnDefaultstring:ct3:cvrDefaultstring:
dmi.product.family: Default string
dmi.product.name: B450M DS3H
dmi.product.sku: Default string
dmi.product.version: Default string
dmi.sys.vendor: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
etc.blkid.tab: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/etc/blkid.tab'
initrd.files: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/boot/initrd.img-5.11.0-16-generic'

Revision history for this message
Dan Watkins (oddbloke) wrote :
Revision history for this message
Balint Reczey (rbalint) wrote :

I've fixed the reference to /etc/cron.daily/mdadm in 4.1-11ubuntu1 because it is already honored by mdmonitor-oneshot.service , but AUTOCHECK should be honored by the other servicing replacing the cron job. This will be a follow-up change for LP: #1815201.

Changed in mdadm (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
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