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SubjectRe: 2.6.15-rc6 - Success with ICH5/SATA + S.M.A.R.T.
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On Sunday 25 December 2005 10:56, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Grant Coady wrote:
> > On Sun, 25 Dec 2005 09:46:35 -0500, Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@pobox.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >>Ed Tomlinson wrote:
> >>
> >>>On Saturday 24 December 2005 18:43, Mark Lord wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>>smartmontools is going to have to be updated
> >>>>
> >>>>What for?
> >>>>
> >>>>Use "smartctl -d ata /dev/sda"
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>Its not perfect:
> >>>
> >>>grover:/poola/home/ed# smartctl -d ata /dev/sda
> >>>smartctl version 5.34 [x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-5 Bruce Allen
> >>>Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/
> >>>
> >>>smartctl has problems but hddtemp works
> >>
> >>What are the problems? Your output gives us no clue...
> >
> >
> > That _is_ the clue, no output ;)
>
> Perhaps if the poster provided a useful command line to smartctl, it
> would do useful work.
>
> If you don't provide a command to smartctl, it won't do much of anything:
>
> > [jgarzik@sata ~]$ sudo smartctl /dev/hda1
> > smartctl version 5.33 [i386-redhat-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-4 Bruce Allen
> > Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/
>
> > [jgarzik@sata ~]$ sudo smartctl -d ata /dev/sda1
> > smartctl version 5.33 [i386-redhat-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-4 Bruce Allen
> > Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/

Jeff,

You are quite right. I rather blindly followed the example from Grant which just specified
the device type. Adding a -a gets lots of info.

Thanks,
Ed Tomlinson


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