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

From: Bill Hacker <wbh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 14:05:53 +0800

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


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