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    SubjectRe: Failing drive? S.M.A.R.T. utilities?
    Note that my SMART errors are on a SCSI drive, and seem to appear as SCSI
    errors. Looks like you guys are all talking about IDE...

    On Mon, 19 Apr 1999, Andre M. Hedrick wrote:

    > There is a widget that Gadi wrote and I have a copy of and will hunt for
    > it. I was working on new smart code additions but have been side tracked.
    >
    > On Sat, 17 Apr 1999, Bob McElrath wrote:
    >
    > > On Sat, 17 Apr 1999, Aaron Tiensivu wrote:
    > >
    > > > > Much of the SMART values are custom for each drive. I have asked members
    > > > > of the IDE committee (specifically, the individuals involved in writing
    > > > > the SMART specification) for explanation of SMART values and have received
    > > > > deafening silence in reply.
    > > > > You can try writing them too but dont expect a response. They are
    > > > > mark.evans@quantum.com and pete_mclean@maxtor.com
    > > >
    > > > IBM might be able to help out, considering they initially wrote it (if I
    > > > remember right).
    > >
    > > I too have tried to contact IBM on this issue, and have received deafening
    > > silence. I get errors that appear in syslog that I'm fairly certain come
    > > from SMART, but I've no idea how to decode them.
    > >
    > > I'd be very interested in anything you come up with.

    -- Bob

    "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
    temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    Bob McElrath (rsmcelrath@students.wisc.edu) Univ. of Wisconsin at Madison


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