[CentOS] Ext4 on CentOS 5.5 x64

Fri Jan 28 16:18:03 UTC 2011
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 1/28/2011 10:02 AM, cpolish at surewest.net wrote:
> Sorin Srbu wrote:
> <snip>
>> 	Anyway, I get a bad block message when running fsck, and am not sure
>> whether this is a interface problem between the chair and the monitor or
>> something with the tech preview.
> <snip>
> Having just live through this issue, I recommend you run
> the extended (long) SMART test on all your drives and check
> the reports. The relevant package to install is smartmontools.
> It's worth investing a little time in setting up the package.
> I ended up with this incantation in /etc/smartd.conf :
> /dev/hda -T normal -p  -a -o on -S on -s (S/../.././02|L/../../6/03) -m root at localhost
> To execute the extended tests (doesn't mess with your data):
> # smartctl --test=long /dev/hda
> To view the test results about 80 minutes later:
> # smartctl --log=selftest /dev/hda
> and so on.

Are there guidelines about what are reasonable results or will the 
'Smart Health Status' tell you enough after the tests run?

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com