[CentOS] SMART for SATA devices ?
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> Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 13:03:41 +0100
> From: Peter Kjellstr?m <cap at nsc.liu.se>
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] SMART for SATA devices ?
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> 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
>>> in 4.3) even if 2.6.9-34 now supports it:
>> 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
> support smart for libata then a new kernel-utils package will be part
[sorry to jump into this late - I'm on the digest and am behind
in my reading. I did not see an answer in later digests yet ]
FYI, you can use the '-d ata' option to smartctl to talk to your
SATA devices with the -34 kernel. I've been doing this with a 126.96.36.199
kernel, but back-reved to 2.6.9-34 to test this and was successful.
So if you edit your /etc/smartd.conf, you can have a line like:
/dev/sda -d ata -H -m root at localhost.localdomain
and you interactively do:
smartctl -d ata -a /dev/sda
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