Updated: smartmontools-5.42-1

Christian Franke Christian.Franke@t-online.de
Mon Oct 24 19:07:00 GMT 2011


Version 5.42-1 of smartmontools has been uploaded.

http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/

Changes include:
- smartctl option '-l devstat' (Device Statistics).
- smartctl option '-l ssd' (SSD endurance indicator).
- smartd logs identify information of each SCSI/SAS device.
- smartd resends warning emails if problem reappears.
- smartd directives '-l offlinests' and '-l selfteststs'.
- Many HDD, SSD and USB additions to drive database.
- Platform-specific man pages.
- smartd.8 man page no longer includes smartd.conf.5.
- Improved USB ID detection.

For a full list of changes see NEWS and CHANGELOG in
/usr/share/doc/smartmontools and ticket report at
http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/smartmontools/query?milestone=Release+5.42

Please read the Windows and Cygwin sections in the INSTALL file.

For open issues see
http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/smartmontools/report

Description:

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

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