Updated: smartmontools-5.36-1

Christian Franke Christian.Franke@t-online.de
Sat Apr 15 18:55:00 GMT 2006

Version 5.36 of smartmontools has been uploaded.

Changes since last Cygwin release 5.33cvs20051205-1:
- Additions to the table of known drives
- smartd option added to list test schedules
- smartctl option added to list part of drive database
- various improvements for SCSI disks and logs

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

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.

Project home page is at http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/

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.

Please address questions related to the Cygwin port to the Cygwin
mailing list at <cygwin@cygwin.com>, and questions related to S.M.A.R.T.
to the smartmontools mailing list at

Thanks for any feedback,



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