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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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