Changes between Version 23 and Version 24 of FAQ


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Aug 23, 2010, 9:20:26 PM (10 years ago)
Author:
Christian Franke
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Move outdated entries to section "Historic"

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    123123199 after either 120 spin-ups or 8 power-on hours.  Until that time,
    124124they have the uninitialized value 253.
    125 
    126 ----
    127 
    128 === What Attributes does smartmontools not yet recognize? ===
    129 From Maxtor disks (99), (100), and (101).  These are not used by
    130 Maxtor in SMART revision 5.  They will be used in SMART revision 6,
    131 but the engineering group has not yet decided what to monitor with these Attributes.
    132 
    133 ----
    134 
    135 
    136 == Configuration ==
    137 
    138 ----
    139 
    140 === Startup message: {{{smartd [FAILED]}}} on Fedora Core Linux system ===
    141 
    142 Fedora Core is distributed with a {{{smartd}}} configuration file
    143 {{{/etc/smartd.conf}}} that monitors the first IDE disk /dev/hda.  If this
    144 device does not exist (or lacks SMART capability) you will get the
    145 error message above.  Look in SYSLOG (/var/log/messages) for
    146 additional details about what is going wrong.
    147 
    148 The solution: If your system has only SCSI disks, or has IDE disk(s)
    149 on a non-primary controller, just edit {{{/etc/smartd.conf}}} to reflect the
    150 correct location of the drive(s).  Please also read the {{{smartd.conf}}}
    151 man page for additional information.
    152125
    153126----
     
    461434----
    462435
     436=== 'Warning: ATA error count 9 inconsistent with error log pointer 5' What's the meaning of this {{{smartctl}}} message? ===
     437
     438The 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!).
     439
     440----
     441
     442== Distribution ==
     443
     444----
     445
     446=== Is there a bootable standalone CD or floppy that contains smartmontools? ===
     447
     448Yes there are. Look to section [http://sourceforge.net/wiki/Download#RunsmartmontoolsfromLive-system Run from Live-system] on the download page.
     449
     450----
     451----
     452
     453== Historic ==
     454
     455The FAQ entries below are probably outdated.
     456
     457----
     458
     459=== What Attributes does smartmontools not yet recognize? ===
     460
     461From Maxtor disks (99), (100), and (101).  These are not used by
     462Maxtor in SMART revision 5.  They will be used in SMART revision 6,
     463but the engineering group has not yet decided what to monitor with these Attributes.
     464
     465----
     466
     467=== Startup message: {{{smartd [FAILED]}}} on Fedora Core Linux system ===
     468
     469Fedora Core is distributed with a {{{smartd}}} configuration file
     470{{{/etc/smartd.conf}}} that monitors the first IDE disk /dev/hda.  If this
     471device does not exist (or lacks SMART capability) you will get the
     472error message above.  Look in SYSLOG (/var/log/messages) for
     473additional details about what is going wrong.
     474
     475The solution: If your system has only SCSI disks, or has IDE disk(s)
     476on a non-primary controller, just edit {{{/etc/smartd.conf}}} to reflect the
     477correct location of the drive(s).  Please also read the {{{smartd.conf}}}
     478man page for additional information.
     479
     480----
     481
    463482=== What's the story on IBM SMART disks? ===
    464483
     
    467486problem, here is a link to an
    468487[http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-42215.html IBM DeskStar hard disk drive firmware update].
    469 
    470 ----
    471 
    472 === 'Warning: ATA error count 9 inconsistent with error log pointer 5' What's the meaning of this {{{smartctl}}} message? ===
    473 
    474 The 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!).
    475 
    476 ----
    477 
    478 == Distribution ==
    479 
    480 ----
    481 
    482 === Is there a bootable standalone CD or floppy that contains smartmontools? ===
    483 
    484 Yes there are. Look to section [http://sourceforge.net/wiki/Download#RunsmartmontoolsfromLive-system Run from Live-system] on the download page.
    485488
    486489----
     
    535538<li><a href="SmartmontoolsSigningKey.txt">Smartmontools GPG Signing Key (before 2005)</a></li>
    536539</ul>
     540(Recent releases are no longer signed, but <tt>.md5</tt> and <tt>.sha1</tt> files are provided.)
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