mpt-statusd: detected non-optimal RAID status

Thanks to the implementation of a new centralised logging solution, I started to notice some of our virtual machines running Debian 6->8 in a VMware environment had the following message repeating within their syslog’s:

Feb 11 10:26:40 host mpt-statusd: detected non-optimal RAID status

I found that when Debian is installed within a VMware environment it assumes that disks are in a RAID configuration, and so the RAID verification service is installed as part of a default setup.

I don’t like noisy logs, so I fixed it by performing the following:

# stop mpt-statusd
[email protected]:~$ /etc/init.d/mpt-statusd stop
Stopping mpt-status monitor: mpt-statusd.
# remove from bootup
[email protected]:~$ update-rc.d -f mpt-statusd remove
update-rc.d: using dependency based boot sequencing
# optional uninstall
[email protected]:~$ apt-get remove mpt-status

I haven’t observed this issue within Ubuntu server or similar Debian based operating systems, though plain old Debian appears to make some assumptions which in this case appear to be false.  It’s a minor issue I know, though it bugged me enough to investigate.

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