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Bug 81045

Summary: RFE: include ide-smart
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Patrick C. F. Ernzer <pcfe>
Component: kernel-utilsAssignee: Dave Jones <davej>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Description Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2003-01-03 18:55:36 UTC
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Description of problem:
At the moment we include smartmontools, but I find ide-smart more useful. I
prefer that tool because it clearly marks the registers as prefailure or
advisory. The is an information that is much more useful to a user and will
allow techs getting a customer to use the tool to decide on the state of the disk.

  The exact meaning of the attributes varies  between  manufacturers  and
  even  models,  so  it  is  impossible to decypher them (ranging through
  spin-up time to head flying height or throughput performance).  At  any
  rate,  the  value  you  should  care  upon  is the last column, holding
  whether a test passed or failed.

Is there a reason why we chose smartmontools?

Additional info:

ide-smart is at

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2003-05-30 11:38:36 UTC
I've been looking at this, and the one nice thing about the current smart
monitor is that it can run in the background and reports failures to syslog over
ide-smart seems to not have this currently.