Changes between Version 13 and Version 14 of FAQ


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Sep 26, 2009, 6:09:03 PM (10 years ago)
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     463=== 'Warning: ATA error count 9 inconsistent with error log pointer 5' What's the meaning of this {{{smartctl}}} message? ===
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     465The ATA error log is stored in a circular buffer, and the ATA specifications are unambiguous about how the entries should be ordered. This warning message means that the disk's firmware does not strictly obey the ATA specification regarding the ordering of the error log entries in the circular buffer.  Smartmontools will correct for this oversight, so this warning message can be safely ignored by users. (On the other hand, firmware engineers: please read the ATA specs more closely then fix your code!).
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    463469== Distribution ==
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    506 <h3><a name="ata-error-count"></a>What's this <tt>smartctl</tt> message mean?: Warning: ATA error count 9 inconsistent with error log pointer 5</h3>
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    508 <p>The ATA error log is stored in a circular buffer, and the ATA
    509 specifications are unambiguous about how the entries should be
    510 ordered.  This warning message means that the disk's firmware does not
    511 strictly obey the ATA specification regarding the ordering of the
    512 error log entries in the circular buffer.  Smartmontools will correct
    513 for this oversight, so this warning message can be safely ignored by
    514 users.  (On the other hand, firmware engineers: please read the ATA
    515 specs more closely then fix your code!).</p>
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    518514<h3><a name="FAQ-win-ata-as-scsi"></a>On Windows, <tt>smartctl</tt> aborts