Changes between Version 53 and Version 54 of FAQ


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Timestamp:
01/08/2016 09:14:22 PM (4 years ago)
Author:
Christian Franke
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More info about drive database submissions

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    289289If your drive is not in the database, then the ''names'' of the Attributes
    290 (displayed in the {{{ATTRIBUTE_NAME}}} column of {{{smartctl -A /dev/hd?}}})
     290(displayed in the {{{ATTRIBUTE_NAME}}} column of {{{smartctl -A /dev/sdX}}})
    291291and the ''format'' of the the raw Attribute values shown in the
    292292{{{RAW_VALUE}}} column may be incorrect.  This is mostly cosmetic:
     
    298298Please do not submit a new drive for the database without checking to see if it
    299299is already in the current drive database
    300 ([http://sourceforge.net/p/smartmontools/code/HEAD/tree/trunk/smartmontools/drivedb.h drivedb.h])
     300([source:/trunk/smartmontools/drivedb.h drivedb.h])
    301301file.'''
    302302
     
    307307}}}
    308308to run a short self-test on the drive, and wait a
    309 few minutes for the test to complete. Then email
    310 the entire output from:[[BR]]
    311 {{{
    312 smartctl -x /dev/sdX
    313 }}}
    314 
    315 to [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/smartmontools-database smartmontools-database]
    316 as a plain-text ASCII email attachment (file type: ".txt").  The timestamp
    317 in the self-test log will help us to determine whether Attribute 9 is
     309few minutes for the test to complete.
     310Then create a full smartmontools report and redirect it to a text file:
     311{{{
     312smartctl -x /dev/sdX > smartctl-VENDOR-MODEL.txt
     313}}}
     314The timestamp in the self-test log will help us to determine whether Attribute 9 is
    318315being used to store the lifetime in hours, minutes, or seconds.
    319316
    320 Alternatively you could email the output from:
    321 {{{
    322 smartctl -q noserial -x /dev/sdX
     317Alternatively you could use:
     318{{{
     319smartctl -q noserial -x /dev/sdX > smartctl-VENDOR-MODEL.txt
    323320}}}
    324321This report does not contain the "{{{Serial Number}}}" and "{{{LU WWN Device Id}}}" output lines.
    325322
    326 If you need to use any of the vendor-specific display options
    327 ({{{-v}}} options) with the drive, or if any of the Attributes are
    328 behaving strangely, please include that information as well.
     323Then either email the file to
     324[https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/smartmontools-database smartmontools-database]
     325mailing list or [//newticket create a ticket] here in trac.
     326Add the file as a plain-text ASCII attachment to avoid reformatting.
     327In tickets, [WikiFormatting#PreformattedText wiki markup for preformatted text]
     328could be used alternatively.
     329
     330Place the drive model name in the email subject or ticket summary.
     331To submit info about different drive models, please use separate emails or tickets.
     332
     333Further information about the drive is welcome
     334(link to device specification, output from a vendor specific SMART tool,
     335name of the SSD controller, an already tested drivedb.h entry, ...).
     336
     337Please note that there usually will be no feedback on the smartmontools-database
     338mailing list after a drive has been added to the database.
     339If such feedback is desired, please create a ticket instead.
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