[CentOS] was, PATA Hard Drive woes, is "SMART"

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Wed Nov 3 19:15:19 UTC 2010

RedShift wrote:
> On 11/03/10 19:57, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>>> SMART reports the number of sectors that have been reallocated. That
>>> means, the drive was writing to a sector, found out it was unreliable
>>> and decided to remap that sector. It is not abnormal for drives to
>>> _a few_ bad sectors over the years.
>> Agreed. And these two bad sectors developed many months ago, and the
>> number is not increasing, so I'm not really worried about them; all I
>> want is to make the irritating messages in the logfiles go, and stay,
> smartd is supposed to do that. The number of reallocated sectors is a
> prefailure SMART attribute. If it goes up in a short time your disk is
> failing. You can use the -I option in smartd.conf to ignore certain
> attributes. See man smartd.

But I *want* it to tell me if more appear; I just want it to stop telling
me about those two, persistantly (through reboots).


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