[CentOS] SMART for SATA devices ?

Peter Kjellström cap at nsc.liu.se
Tue Mar 14 12:26:40 UTC 2006


On Tuesday 14 March 2006 13:15, Bards1888 wrote:
> Peter Kjellström wrote:
> >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
> >
>
> And there is a 'kernel-utils-2.4-13.1.80.i386.rpm' listed in the new
> packages for update 3.
>
> Whats the best way to get the changelog if I dont have an 'EL' box, is
> it in the free src.rpm ?

here's a perfect opportunity for you to contribute something, don't ask, go 
check and the tell us :-) (hint: rpm -qp --changelog)

/Peter

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  Peter Kjellström               |
  National Supercomputer Centre  |
  Sweden                         | http://www.nsc.liu.se
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