Subject: Re: iostat warnings in security report
To: Alex Plotnick <>
From: Rui Paulo <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/08/2005 19:20:02
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On 2005.09.08 13:28:35 -0400, Alex Plotnick wrote:
| After upgrading to a recent -CURRENT, I noticed that my usually suppressed
| security reports contained a spurious warning:
| iostat: No tape drives attached.
| This is not tremendously useful information, and hardly seems worthy of
| daily report. This change in behaviour seems to have been introduced by
| the recent changes to iostat(8) and vmstat(1) to report tape drive
| statistics.  I therefore suggest modifying /etc/security to suppress
| errors from iostat (patch follows).

The true fix should be change iostat and vmstat, not the security
script, I believe.

		-- Rui Paulo

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