[CentOS] smartd

Mad Unix madunix at gmail.com
Mon Aug 25 06:22:23 UTC 2008


since am using Harware RAID controller, am gonna disable it... and use the
monitoring tools of dell

Thanks

On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 7:50 AM, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:

> 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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