[CentOS] smartd

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Mon Aug 25 05:50:23 UTC 2008


Mad Unix wrote:
> last night I checked the log messages on the server Dell PE2950 6xSAS 
> 146G I found the smartd running , I did not request such daemon
>
> [root at PowerEdge1 pons]# tail -f /var/log/messages
> Aug 25 08:27:30 PowerEdge1 smartd[8039]: Home page is 
> http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/ 
> Aug 25 08:27:30 PowerEdge1 smartd[8039]: Opened configuration file 
> /etc/smartd.conf
> Aug 25 08:27:30 PowerEdge1 smartd[8039]: Configuration file 
> /etc/smartd.conf parsed.
> Aug 25 08:27:30 PowerEdge1 smartd[8039]: Device: /dev/sda, opened
> Aug 25 08:27:30 PowerEdge1 smartd[8039]: Device: /dev/sda, IE (SMART) 
> not enabled, skip device Try 'smartctl -s on /dev/sda' to turn on 
> SMART features
> Aug 25 08:27:30 PowerEdge1 smartd[8039]: Unable to register SCSI 
> device /dev/sda at line 32 of file /etc/smartd.conf
> Aug 25 08:27:30 PowerEdge1 smartd[8039]: Device /dev/sda not available
> Aug 25 08:27:30 PowerEdge1 smartd[8039]: Monitoring 0 ATA and 0 SCSI 
> devices
> Aug 25 08:27:30 PowerEdge1 smartd[8045]: smartd has fork()ed into 
> background mode. New PID=8045.
> Aug 25 08:27:31 PowerEdge1 pcscd: winscard.c:304:SCardConnect() Reader 
> E-Gate 0 0 Not Found
>
> How can i disable it, do i really need it on my system ... inputs 
> really appreciated.


well, if you configure your disks to enable SMART, it can provide 
advance disk failure information.   if the disks are on hardware PERC 
raid, then you probably cant use SMART, and instead would use whatever 
RAID controller monitoring software dell provides...


otherwise,, um, like any service,...

    # chkconfig smartd off
    # service smartd stop

will disable it from running on the next boot, and stop it now.


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