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Re: S.M.A.R.T support?

From: Steve Mynott <steve.mynott@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 11:28:01 +0000

On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 14:05:53 +0800, Bill Hacker <wbh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Steve Mynott wrote:
> > is there any user-land option for S.M.A.R.T hard disk support other
> > than smartmontools in FreeBSD ports (which requires the ATAng driver)?
> ACK. A conditional in the Makefile tests for *BSD less than Rev 5.X,
> exits with
> the statement that ATAng is required when a build is attempted on
> anything less.
> ATAng was still 'officially' somewhat problematic as at 5.2 release.
> One wonders how difficult it would be to take a different route
> and extend atacontrol and camcontrol to improve S.M.A.R.T.
> monitoring, as they already have the ability to query other
> information in drive registers. Both also sit above a whole
> legion of hardware-specific drivers, which, hopefully, need no
> changes.

This seems to be the NetBSD approach with their "atactl".


Maybe this could be used in DragonFly's atacontrol (or similar) if the
data structures/devices aren't too different?

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