[CentOS] SMART for SATA devices ?

Peter Kjellström cap at nsc.liu.se
Tue Mar 14 12:03:41 UTC 2006


On Tuesday 14 March 2006 12:46, Bards1888 wrote:
> Peter Kjellström wrote:
> >On Tuesday 14 March 2006 12:12, Bards1888 wrote:
> >>I noticed that the changelog for the new kernel 2.6.9-34 on the redhat
> >>enterprise watchlist states on of the fixes as;
> >>
> >>145061 - SMART support in SATA driver (P1)
> >>
> >>
> >>Does this mean that with that kernel we should be able to interrogate
> >> SATA drives now ?
> >
> >It seems we will need a new smartmontools (I don't know if that's included
> > in 4.3) even if 2.6.9-34 now supports it:
> > ...
> >
> >/Peter
> >
> >>Cheers,
> >>
> >>Bards.
> >
> ...
> Same here.
>
> I notice that 'smartd' itself is packaged with kernel-utils and not
> smartmontools as I'd have expected.  Does that suggest that we won't be
> able to use smart for sata until kernel-utils is also updated ?

That would probably be the correct conclusion, but if redhat does intend to 
support smart for libata then a new kernel-utils package will be part of 4.3.

/Peter

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  Peter Kjellström               |
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