Disk noises and Tyan S2468UGN

Mark Hahn hahn at physics.mcmaster.ca
Mon Sep 16 10:24:12 EDT 2002


> > why do you think there's some OS specificity?  afaikt, the results 
> > would be reflected in SMART, which is most definitely available under Linux.
> 
> i may be misunderstanding... is there a way of logging this under linux
> > (software package, kernel patch?) or is this simply a bios-type message
> > that will go into syslog automatically? 

huh?  smartsuite contains smartd which queries your smart-capable drives
and logs changes in parameters to syslog.  I don't know why you call this 
"bios-type" though, since bios and syslog never meet.  the kernel is only
ah, peripherally involved.

> i've done a search for smart and linux and found very little.

hmm, of the top 4 hits for "smart linux disk" on google,
I get three relevant sites.  here's the tar:
http://www.linux-ide.org/smart/smartsuite-2.1.tar.gz

as far as I know, smartctl's self-test controls give you the equivalent
of IBM's DFT.

regards, mark hahn.

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