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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: smartmontools-5.39-1

Version 5.39-1 of smartmontools has been uploaded.

Changes include:
- Support for USB devices with Cypress, JMicron and Sunplus USB bridges
- USB device type autodetection for some devices, see
- smartctl option '-l xerror' to print ATA SMART Extended Comprehensive
  Error Log
- smartctl option '-l xselftest' to print ATA SMART Extended
  Self-test Log
- smartctl option '-l sataphy' to print SATA Phy Event Counters
- smartctl option '-l sasphy' to print SAS device phy information
- smartctl options '-l gplog,...' and '-l smartlog,...' to print any
  log page
- smartctl option '-x' to print all extended info if available
  (The above require IOCTL_ATA_PASS_THROUGH in driver or 48-bit
   pass-through support in USB bridge)
- smartctl prints SCSI load/unload cycle counts
- Improve display of huge raw values of some SMART attributes
- Option '-v ID,RAW_FORMAT,ATTR_NAME' to add new vendor specific
- Support for SSD drives using 64-bit raw attributes
- Many additions to drive database
- New simplified syntax for drive database
- Drive database read from file
  (/usr/share/smartmontools/drivedb.h, /etc/smart_drivedb.h)
- smartd can now handle attributes 197 and 198 with increasing raw
- smartd logs changes of self-test execution status
- smartd directive '-n powermode,N' to limit the number of skipped
- smartd flag '!' for '-r' and '-R' directives to log changes as
- smartd supports scheduled Selective Self-Tests
- Self-tests scheduled during system downtime or disk standby are run
  after next startup
- smartd stores internal state until next startup
- smartd option '-A PREFIX' to log attributes at each check cycle

For a full list of changes see NEWS and CHANGELOG in
Please read the Windows and Cygwin sections in the files
For open issues see


Smartmontools contains utility programs (smartctl, smartd) to
control/monitor storage systems using the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and
Reporting Technology System (S.M.A.R.T.) built into most modern ATA
and SCSI disks. In many cases, these utilities will provide advanced
warning of disk degradation and failure.

Smartctl is a command line utility designed to perform tasks such as
printing the SMART self-test and error logs, enabling and disabling
SMART automatic testing, and initiating device self-tests.

Smartd is a daemon that monitors the drives every 30 minutes
(configurable), logs SMART errors and changes of SMART Attributes via
the syslog interface.
Smartd can also be configured to schedule self-tests and send email
warnings or run other scripts if problems are detected.
On Cygwin, smartd can be run as a windows service via cygrunsrv.

Christian Franke


To update your installation, click on the "Install or update now" link
on the web page. This downloads setup.exe to your
system. Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.

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