Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#164 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Attribute table: re-arrange columns placing TYPE after NAME help to clarify meaning

Reported by: dg12 Owned by: somebody
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: smartctl Version: 5.40
Keywords: Pre-fail, Old_age, attribute type Cc:

Description

The most misunderstood part of the attributes is "pre-fail" and "Old_age". They are the TYPE of attribute not the current condition.

I suggest that placing the TYPE column immediately after the attribute name would help this.

Currently the report is:


ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE

1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate 0x000b 100 100 062 Pre-fail Always - 0
4 Start_Stop_Count 0x0012 099 099 000 Old_age Always - 2156


I suggest the arrangement should be


ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME TYPE FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE

1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate Pre-fail 0x000b 100 100 062 Always - 0

4 Start_Stop_Count Old_age 0x0012 099 099 000 Always - 2156

Thank you all for your work on this great tool.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Christian Franke

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Existing format cannot be changed easily because external tools and scripts rely on it. Please try new "-f brief" format added in r3316.

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