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1smartmontools NEWS
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3$Id$
4
5The most up-to-date version of this file is:
6http://smartmontools.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/smartmontools/trunk/smartmontools/NEWS?view=markup
7
8Date 2012-06-30
9Summary: smartmontools release 5.43
10-----------------------------------------------------------
11- smartctl options '-g, --get' and '-s, --set' to get/set
12  various ATA settings: AAM, APM, Read look-ahead, Write
13  cache, Security (freeze), Standby mode/timer.
14- smartd directive '-e' to set (most of) the above settings
15  on startup.
16- smartctl options '-f hex' and '-f hex,[id|val]'.
17- smartctl does not start ATA self-test if another test is
18  already running.  Override with new option '-t force'.
19- smartctl supports extended self-test polling times
20  greater than 255 minutes.
21- Controller-independent SAT detection: '-d sat,auto[+TYPE]'.
22- smartd.conf DEFAULT directive.
23- Many HDD, SSD and USB additions to drive database.
24- Linux and FreeBSD: Support for SATA disks behind Areca SAS
25  RAID controllers and HP Smart Array controllers.
26- Windows: Support for SATA disks behind Areca controllers.
27- Windows smartd: directives '-l offlinests,ns' and
28  '-l selfteststs,ns'.
29- Windows installer: Combined 32-/64-bit support.
30- FreeBSD: fixed crash on SCSI devices with FreeBSD9-RC1
31
32Date 2011-10-20
33Summary: smartmontools release 5.42
34-----------------------------------------------------------
35- smartctl option '-l devstat' (Device Statistics).
36- smartctl option '-l ssd' (SSD endurance indicator).
37- smartd logs identify information of each SCSI/SAS device.
38- smartd resends warning emails if problem reappears.
39- smartd directives '-l offlinests' and '-l selfteststs'.
40- Many HDD, SSD and USB additions to drive database.
41- Platform-specific man pages.
42- smartd.8 man page no longer includes smartd.conf.5.
43- FreeBSD: Compilation fixes.
44- FreeBSD: Support for Areca controllers.
45- FreeBSD: Fix '-l scterc' support.
46- FreeBSD: Support for 48-bit ATA commands.
47- Linux: Support for Areca controllers enhanced.
48- Windows installer: UAC support.
49- Windows: update-smart-drivedb /S(ilent) option.
50- Windows: improved USB ID detection.
51
52Date 2011-06-09
53Summary: smartmontools release 5.41
54-----------------------------------------------------------
55- Failed self-tests outdated by a newer successful extended
56  self-test are no longer reported as errors.
57- Support for ATA Long Logical/Physical Sectors (LLS/LPS).
58- 'smartctl --scan-open' can create a draft smartd.conf.
59- smartctl prints World Wide Name (WWN) of ATA device.
60- smartctl option '-f brief' to select new attribute output
61  format which includes more flags and fits in 80 columns.
62- smartd logs identify information and WWN of each ATA device.
63- smartd logs warning from drive database if present.
64- smartd logs changes of offline data collection status.
65- smartd directive '-l scterc,READTIME,WRITETIME'.
66- smartd preserves last scheduled selective self-tests span.
67- 'smartd.service' file for systemd.
68- configure option '--with-systemdsystemunitdir'
69- configure option '--with-exampledir'.
70- configure searches for init.d or rc.d directory.
71- 'make install' does no longer overwrite an existing
72  smartd.conf file.
73- 'update-smart-drivedb' does no longer require GNU sed.
74- Many HDD, SSD and USB additions to drive database.
75- Linux USB autodetection: Enable '-d sat,16' for newer kernels.
76- Linux megaraid: Fix segfault on non-data SCSI commands.
77- Linux megaraid: Fix pass-through of non-data ATA commands.
78- FreeBSD: Use 'fetch' in 'update-smart-drivedb'.
79- OpenBSD: Use 'ftp' in 'update-smart-drivedb'.
80- OpenBSD: Workaround for shell bug.
81- OpenBSD: Fix DEVICESCAN for OpenBSD >= 4.8.
82- Windows: Experimental support for Intel ICHxR RAID.
83- Windows: DEVICESCAN includes USB devices.
84- Windows: Faster USB ID detection.
85- Windows: update-smart-drivedb tool.
86- Windows installer: Option '/SO component,...'.
87- Windows: Fix smartd warning email truncation on Win7.
88- Windows installer: Fix shortcut removal on Vista/Win7.
89- Windows: Add missing quotes in smartctl-run.bat and
90  smartd-run.bat
91
92Date 2010-10-16
93Summary: smartmontools release 5.40
94-----------------------------------------------------------
95- Other config entries may precede smartd DEVICESCAN.
96- Option '-v' allows to specify byte order of attribute raw value
97- configure: New default value for '--with-docdir'.
98- configure: '--enable-drivedb' is now the default.
99- Improved support for Intel SSDs.
100- Improved support for SandForce based SSDs.
101- Drive database is in a separate source file 'drivedb.h'
102  which can be downloaded from SVN.
103- USB ID info is now included in 'drivedb.h'.
104- Many additions to drive database.
105- New script 'update-smart-drivedb'.
106- smartd libcap-ng support, option '-C, --capabilities'.
107- smartd directive '-l xerror' to check Extended Comprehensive
108  SMART Error Log.
109- smartctl option '-l scterc[,...]' to get/set the
110  SCT Error Recovery Control time limit.
111- smartctl option '-t vendor,N'.
112- smartctl options '--scan, --scan-open'.
113- Linux: Add '/dev/sd[a-c][a-z]' to smartd DEVICESCAN.
114- Linux: Support SATA drives on LSI 3ware 9750 controllers.
115- Windows: Read 'drivedb.h' and 'smartd.conf' from exe directory.
116- Windows: Support for 64-bit executables.
117- Windows: Support for cross compilation on Linux.
118- Fix regression in smartctl option '-t select,M-N'.
119- Fix SCT temperature table commands on big endian CPUs.
120- Fix regression in smartd SMARTD_DEVICE and SMARTD_DEVICETYPE
121  environment variables.
122
123Date 2010-01-28
124Summary: smartmontools release 5.39.1
125-----------------------------------------------------------
126- Fix crash on kFreeBSD.
127- Fix regression in smartctl option '-q, --quietmode'.
128- Fix regression in smartd directive '-l selftest'.
129- Linux: Allow smartd 'DEVICESCAN -d sat'.
130- Linux: Fix spin-up of SATA drive if '-n standby' is used.
131- Windows: Fix parsing of 3ware 'tw_cli' output.
132
133Date 2009-12-09
134Summary: smartmontools release 5.39 (UNSTABLE/EXPERIMENTAL)
135-----------------------------------------------------------
136- Sourcecode repository moved from CVS to SVN
137- Support for USB devices with Cypress, JMicron and Sunplus USB bridges
138- USB device type autodetection for some devices on Linux, Windows and FreeBSD
139  (http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/smartmontools/wiki/Supported_USB-Devices)
140- Support for Areca controllers on Linux
141- Support for MegaRAID controllers on Linux
142- Support for HighPoint RocketRAID controllers on FreeBSD
143- Support RAID controllers using /dev/pass devices on FreeBSD
144- Support CHECK_POWER_MODE and WRITE_LOG on FreeBSD
145- Support for up to 128 devices on 3ware controllers
146- smartctl option '-l xerror' to print ATA SMART Extended Comprehensive
147  Error Log
148- smartctl option '-l xselftest' to print ATA SMART Extended Self-test Log
149- smartctl option '-l sataphy' to print SATA Phy Event Counters
150- smartctl option '-l sasphy' to print SAS device phy information
151- smartctl options '-l gplog,...' and '-l smartlog,...' to print any log page
152- smartctl option '-x' to print all extended info if available
153- smartctl prints SCSI load/unload cycle counts
154- Improve display of huge raw values of some SMART attributes
155- Option '-d sat+TYPE' to use SAT with controllers which require '-d TYPE'
156- Option '-v ID,RAW_FORMAT,ATTR_NAME' to add new vendor specific attributes
157- Support for SSD drives using 64-bit raw attributes
158- Many additions to drive database
159- New simplified syntax for drive database
160- Option '-B FILE' to read drive database from a file
161- Configure option to add drive database file to distribution
162- smartd can now handle attributes 197 and 198 with increasing raw values
163- smartd logs changes of self-test execution status
164- smartd directive '-n powermode,N' to limit the number of skipped checks
165- smartd flag '!' for '-r' and '-R' directives to log changes as critical
166- smartd supports scheduled Selective Self-Tests
167- Self-tests scheduled during system downtime or disk standby are run after
168  next startup
169- smartd option '-s PREFIX' to store smartd internal state until next startup
170- smartd option '-A PREFIX' to log attributes at each check cycle
171- Configure options to enable the above by default
172- Change to an object oriented interface to access ATA and SCSI devices
173- Linux, Win32 and FreeBSD modules migrated to new interface
174- Rework of smartd data structures
175- Checkin date and SVN revision and optional BUILD_INFO printed in version info
176- Better support for GSmartControl on Windows
177- SELinux fixes to 3ware device node creation
178- Fix CCISS file descriptor leak on FreeBSD
179- Compile fixes for Solaris and FreeBSD
180- Use getaddrinfo() instead of gethostbyname() to support IPv6
181- C++ Support for QNX Target, already tested for QNX 6.3.2 on x86 and
182  armle target
183- Additional support for Samsung MLC flash drives
184- New device type detection algorithm on FreeBSD, not based on filename
185- Support for the adaX (ATA on CAM bus) devices on FreeBSD 8.0 and higher
186
187Date 2008-03-10
188Summary: smartmontools release 5.38 (STABLE)
189--------------------------------------------
190This is a stable release of smartmontools.  In addition to changes
191below, it includes:
192 - Libata/Marvell driver devices no longer need explicit '-d' switch
193 - DEVICESCAN automatically detects libata/marvell driver SATA devices
194 - Fixed auto-offline/autosave support in FreeBSD
195 - SAT device type + SCSI generic devices work properly with smartd under Linux
196 - Many additions to drive database
197 - More portable autogen/autoconf/automake script set
198 - Additional Windows IOCTL route to access SMART data
199 - Some ATA-8 updates
200 - Smoother CCISS compilation support in Linux
201 - Dragonfly support
202 - Fixed some ATA identity byte swap problems on big endian CPUs
203 - Added support for the QNX operating system
204 - No-fork option added to smartd
205 - Improved device scanning and drive type recognition in Windows
206 - 3ware support for controllers with more disks (32 max)
207 - Improved Windows installer
208 - Improved SMART Attribute list and descriptions
209 - Fix to smartctl return codes
210 - Fix to scheduled tests on Highpoint RAID controllers
211 - New samsung firmware bug workaround option
212 - Auto-offline and Auto-save fixed in Linux + libata
213 - Solaris: better SCSI support and support for Sun compilers AND gcc
214 - Fixed and improvements to CCISS support
215 - More options for SCSI temperature monitoring and history
216 - Additional command line options for selective self-tests
217 - Compilation fixes for various platforms.
218
219See CHANGELOG for more details, or smartmontools SVN for still further
220details.
221
222Date 2006-12-20
223Summary: smartmontools release 5.37 (UNSTABLE/EXPERIMENTAL)
224-----------------------------------------------------------
225This is an unstable/experimental release of smartmontools.
226It includes:
227
228- Many additions to the table of known drives
229- SAT (SCSI/ATA Translation) support
230- SCSI background scan results log
231- smartd -W directive for temperature tracking and warning
232- smartctl -n option to check power state
233- improved smartd power state logging
234- CCISS support under Linux
235- HighPoint RocketRAID support under Linux
236- 3ware RAID support under Windows
237- SPT interface for SCSI devices under Windows
238- ATA selective self test under Windows XP/2003
239- NSIS installer support for Windows version
240- Started move from C to C++
241- Various other improvements
242
243
244Date 2006-04-12
245Summary: smartmontools release 5.36 (STABLE)
246-----------------------------------------------------------
247This is a stable smartmontools release.  The 5.34 version
248described just below was never officially released because
249Bruce Allen decided to wait until Linux support for
250accessing SATA devices through libata was in the official
251kernel.org sources.  Changes include:
252
253- Win 2000/XP:ability to cancel drive self-tests
254- Additions to the table of known drives
255- FreeBSD support for 3ware char device interface and
256  multiple 3ware cards
257- Various cygwin improvements for running as service
258- Works 'out of the box' with Linux SATA libata
259- smartd option added to list test schedules
260- smartctl option added to list part of drive database
261- various improvements for SCSI disks and logs
262
263
264Date 2005-04-19
265Summary: smartmontools release 5.34 (STABLE)
266-----------------------------------------------------------
267This is a stable smartmontools release.  It includes:
268- OS/2 and eComStation support
269All Platforms:
270 - Printing of drive family info
271 - SCSI disks: output size of grown defect list
272 - Added info about drive family to 'smartctl -i' output.
273 - Added option ',q' for smartd '-n' directive to suppress
274   'skipping checks' message which may spin up laptop disk.
275 - Added message if smartd '-n' check power mode spins up disk.
276Cygwin and Windows:
277 - Added info about Windows version and service pack to banner line.
278 - Added support for smartd '-n' directive for Win2000/XP.
279 - Added support for READ_LOG for WinNT4 also.
280 - Fixed bug that prevents display of empty logs on Win2000/XP
281 - Fixed use of cached smart enabled state in 'smartctl -i' output.
282Windows:
283 - Fixed bug that prevents running smartd as service on WinNT4.
284
285
286Date 2004-9-5
287Summary: smartmontools release 5.33 (UNSTABLE/EXPERIMENTAL)
288-----------------------------------------------------------
289This is an unstable/experimental release of smartmontools.  It includes
290 - support for Darwin/Mac OSX
291 - support for OpenBSD
292 - support for 3ware ATA RAID controllers under FreeBSD
293 - support for 3ware 9500 series SATA RAID controllers under
294   Linux.  Use /dev/twa[0-15] devices to access these.
295 - support for 3ware character device interfaces /dev/twe[0-15]
296   under Linux.  This allows (for example) Selective Self-tests.
297 - support for Marvell chip-set based SATA controllers under Linux.
298 - smartd mail now works also under Windows (using "Blat" mailer).
299 - smartd can now be run as a Windows service.
300Please report sucess/failure with these items to the
301smartmontools-support mailing list.
302
303
304Date 2004-7-5
305Summary: smartmontools release 5.32 (STABLE)
306-----------------------------------------------------------
307This is an stable release of smartmontools.
308Note added 2004/7/7: users building a Solaris/Intel version of the code should
309modify the 'configure' file, changing "pc-*-solaris*" on line 106
310to read "*-pc-solaris*".  Reference:
311http://smartmontools.cvs.sourceforge.net/smartmontools/sm5/configure.in?r1=1.83&r2=1.84
312
313
314Date: 2004-5-4
315Summary: smartmontools release 5.31 (UNSTABLE/EXPERIMENTAL)
316-----------------------------------------------------------
317This is an unstable/experimental release of smartmontools.  It includes
318several new features:
319- Windows smartd daemon
320- smartd now monitors current and pending sector counts
321- Support for ATA-7 selective self-test features (Linux/NetBSD only)
322  Please report sucess/failure with this option to the smartmontools-support
323  mailing list.
324
325Date: 2004-3-6
326Summary: smartmontools release 5.30 (STABLE)
327--------------------------------------------
328This is a stable release of smartmontools: the first stable release
329since 5.26.
330- KNOWN BUG (identified/fixed by CF): smartd will segv and crash if
331  the configuration file /etc/smartd.conf contains NO valid entries.
332  This bug was introduced in version 1.259 of smartd.c by BA and
333  is present in smartmontools releases 5.27-5.30 inclusive. This can
334  be fixed by editing line 3165 of smartd.c, and changing:
335  "else if (cfgentries[0]) {"
336  to read:
337  "else if (cfgentries && cfgentries[0]) {"
338
339
340Date: 2004-2-24
341Summary: smartmontools release 5.29 (Experimental, not STABLE)
342--------------------------------------------------------------
343This is another experimental release, to replace the 5.27 release that
344had a damaged configure script.  The next stable release will be 5.30
345- This release has SCSI support for NetBSD
346
347
348Date: 2004-2-12
349Summary: smartmontools release 5.27 (Experimental, not STABLE)
350--------------------------------------------------------------
351- WARNING: this release has a broken --prefix=/a/path option to the
352  configure script.  The consequence is that smartd will not look for the
353  configuration file (smartd.conf) at the desired location.
354- NetBSD support added
355- A new Directive (-s) for smartd.conf now enables flexible automatic
356  scheduled self-testing for both ATA and SCSI devices.
357- Solaris now has ATA device support (SPARC only)
358- A new Directive (-n) for smartd.conf to avoid spinning up disks
359- Errors when smartd sends mail are now logged to SYSLOG
360- Solaris smartd mail now works correctly (uses mailx not mail)
361
362
363Date: 2003-11-29
364Summary: smartmontools release 5.26
365-----------------------------------
366This is a stable smartmontools release.  The only known problem is
367that under Solaris, the email features of smartd do not work 'out of
368the box'.  Three workarounds are:
369  [1] use '-M exec mailx' in /etc/smartd.conf
370  [2] in the start script for smartd, put /usr/ucb into PATH before
371      /bin
372  [3] upgrade to release 5.27 or later, or the latest CVS snapshot
373
374
375Date: 2003-11-19
376Summary: smartmontools release 5.25
377-----------------------------------
378This release should not hang when accessing USB devices. It provides
379smartd SCSI self-test log monitoring for self-test errors, and a
380larger table of known ATA drives.  DEVICESCAN should work correctly
381even on file systems containing XFS or JFS partitions, and on machines
382that use devfs, even without traditional links.
383
384From this time on, even numbered releases will be 'stable' ones and
385odd numbered releases (like 5.25) will be unstable/testing/development
386releases.
387
388
389Date: 2003-10-30
390Summary: smartmontools release 5.23
391-----------------------------------
392This release has one known problem: DEVICESCAN device scanning does
393not work correctly if the disk with the /dev directory also has XFS
394or JFS file systems on it.
395
396
397Date: 2003-10-28
398Summary: smartmontools release 5.22
399-----------------------------------
400Replaces flawed 5.21 release: the -T verypermissive option had to be
401entered as -T verpermissive. First experimental solaris support (SCSI
402only).  This release had a serious flaw: smartd left open file descriptors
403for devices that it couldn't monitor.
404
405
406Date: 2003-10-14
407Summary: smartmontools release 5.21
408-----------------------------------
409Preliminary support for FreeBSD added to smartmontools.  For FreeBSD,
410ATA support requires a 5.1-CURRENT kernel while SCSI support should
411work across multiple versions (any that support CAM).
412
413
414Date: 2003-10-04
415Summary: smartmontools release 5.20
416-----------------------------------
417Replaces flawed 5.19 release (which had a zero-length man page
418smartd.conf.5).
419
420
421Date: 2003-10-03
422Summary: smartmontools release 5.19
423-----------------------------------
424This is the first release of smartmontools based on autoconf/automake.
425For this reason, it is a very experimental release.  Please let us
426know in particular about documenation errors/omissions, missing or
427unneccesary files, and similar oversights.  The major changes are:
428 [1]  installation scripts based on autoconfig/automake
429 [2] ./configure [options] lets you set arbitrary paths
430 [3] supports FHS with ./configure --prefix=/usr/local
431 [4] correct paths are inserted into all man pages, binaries, etc.
432 [5] tarballs and RPMs are now GPG-signed
433
434
435Date: 2003-10-02 11:35
436Summary: smartd SEGV
437--------------------
438Some versions of smartd, including smartmontools release 5.1-18, will
439SEGV if the combination of Directives in /etc/smartd.conf contains
440-l error
441AND/OR
442-l selftest
443without any Attribute monitoring Directives.  This is fixed in 5.19
444and above.
445
446A good workaround is to add:
447-o on
448OR
449-o off
450to enable or disable automatic offline data collection.
451
452
453Date: 2002-11-17 07:41
454Summary: testunitready bug in smartd
455------------------------------------
456A bug in smartd prevented functioning on scsi devices.
457The bug in question only affects smartd users with scsi devices.
458To see if your version of smartd has the testunitready() bug, do
459smartd -V
460If the version of the module smartd.c in a line like:
461Module: smartd.c revision: 1.66 date: 2002/11/17
462has a revision greater than or equal to 1.30, and less than or
463equal to 1.64, then your version of the code has this problem.
464
465This problem affected releases starting with RELEASE_5_0_16 up to and
466including RELEASE_5_0_43.
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