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Revision 3072, 15.2 KB (checked in by chrfranke, 4 years ago)

Add 'update-smart-drivedb' script (ticket #59).

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1smartmontools NEWS
5The most up-to-date version of this file is:
8Date <Not released yet, please try current SVN>
9Summary: smartmontools release 5.40
11- Option '-v' allows to specify byte order of attribute raw value
12- configure: New default value for '--with-docdir'.
13- Drive database is in a separate source file 'drivedb.h'
14  which can be downloaded from SVN.
15- New script 'update-smart-drivedb'.
16- smartd libcap-ng support, option '-C, --capabilities'.
17- smartctl option '-l scterc[,...]' to get/set the
18  SCT Error Recovery Control time limit.
19- Windows: Support for 64-bit executables.
20- Windows: Support for cross compilation on Linux.
21- Fix SCT temperature table commands on big endian CPUs.
23Date 2010-01-28
24Summary: smartmontools release 5.39.1
26- Fix crash on kFreeBSD.
27- Fix regression in smartctl option '-q, --quietmode'.
28- Fix regression in smartd directive '-l selftest'.
29- Linux: Allow smartd 'DEVICESCAN -d sat'.
30- Linux: Fix spin-up of SATA drive if '-n standby' is used.
31- Windows: Fix parsing of 3ware 'tw_cli' output.
33Date 2009-12-09
34Summary: smartmontools release 5.39 (UNSTABLE/EXPERIMENTAL)
36- Sourcecode repository moved from CVS to SVN
37- Support for USB devices with Cypress, JMicron and Sunplus USB bridges
38- USB device type autodetection for some devices on Linux, Windows and FreeBSD
39  (http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/smartmontools/wiki/Supported_USB-Devices)
40- Support for Areca controllers on Linux
41- Support for MegaRAID controllers on Linux
42- Support for HighPoint RocketRAID controllers on FreeBSD
43- Support RAID controllers using /dev/pass devices on FreeBSD
45- Support for up to 128 devices on 3ware controllers
46- smartctl option '-l xerror' to print ATA SMART Extended Comprehensive
47  Error Log
48- smartctl option '-l xselftest' to print ATA SMART Extended Self-test Log
49- smartctl option '-l sataphy' to print SATA Phy Event Counters
50- smartctl option '-l sasphy' to print SAS device phy information
51- smartctl options '-l gplog,...' and '-l smartlog,...' to print any log page
52- smartctl option '-x' to print all extended info if available
53- smartctl prints SCSI load/unload cycle counts
54- Improve display of huge raw values of some SMART attributes
55- Option '-d sat+TYPE' to use SAT with controllers which require '-d TYPE'
56- Option '-v ID,RAW_FORMAT,ATTR_NAME' to add new vendor specific attributes
57- Support for SSD drives using 64-bit raw attributes
58- Many additions to drive database
59- New simplified syntax for drive database
60- Option '-B FILE' to read drive database from a file
61- Configure option to add drive database file to distribution
62- smartd can now handle attributes 197 and 198 with increasing raw values
63- smartd logs changes of self-test execution status
64- smartd directive '-n powermode,N' to limit the number of skipped checks
65- smartd flag '!' for '-r' and '-R' directives to log changes as critical
66- smartd supports scheduled Selective Self-Tests
67- Self-tests scheduled during system downtime or disk standby are run after
68  next startup
69- smartd option '-s PREFIX' to store smartd internal state until next startup
70- smartd option '-A PREFIX' to log attributes at each check cycle
71- Configure options to enable the above by default
72- Change to an object oriented interface to access ATA and SCSI devices
73- Linux, Win32 and FreeBSD modules migrated to new interface
74- Rework of smartd data structures
75- Checkin date and SVN revision and optional BUILD_INFO printed in version info
76- Better support for GSmartControl on Windows
77- SELinux fixes to 3ware device node creation
78- Fix CCISS file descriptor leak on FreeBSD
79- Compile fixes for Solaris and FreeBSD
80- Use getaddrinfo() instead of gethostbyname() to support IPv6
81- C++ Support for QNX Target, already tested for QNX 6.3.2 on x86 and
82  armle target
83- Additional support for Samsung MLC flash drives
84- New device type detection algorithm on FreeBSD, not based on filename
85- Support for the adaX (ATA on CAM bus) devices on FreeBSD 8.0 and higher
87Date 2008-03-10
88Summary: smartmontools release 5.38 (STABLE)
90This is a stable release of smartmontools.  In addition to changes
91below, it includes:
92 - Libata/Marvell driver devices no longer need explicit '-d' switch
93 - DEVICESCAN automatically detects libata/marvell driver SATA devices
94 - Fixed auto-offline/autosave support in FreeBSD
95 - SAT device type + SCSI generic devices work properly with smartd under Linux
96 - Many additions to drive database
97 - More portable autogen/autoconf/automake script set
98 - Additional Windows IOCTL route to access SMART data
99 - Some ATA-8 updates
100 - Smoother CCISS compilation support in Linux
101 - Dragonfly support
102 - Fixed some ATA identity byte swap problems on big endian CPUs
103 - Added support for the QNX operating system
104 - No-fork option added to smartd
105 - Improved device scanning and drive type recognition in Windows
106 - 3ware support for controllers with more disks (32 max)
107 - Improved Windows installer
108 - Improved SMART Attribute list and descriptions
109 - Fix to smartctl return codes
110 - Fix to scheduled tests on Highpoint RAID controllers
111 - New samsung firmware bug workaround option
112 - Auto-offline and Auto-save fixed in Linux + libata
113 - Solaris: better SCSI support and support for Sun compilers AND gcc
114 - Fixed and improvements to CCISS support
115 - More options for SCSI temperature monitoring and history
116 - Additional command line options for selective self-tests
117 - Compilation fixes for various platforms.
119See CHANGELOG for more details, or smartmontools SVN for still further
122Date 2006-12-20
123Summary: smartmontools release 5.37 (UNSTABLE/EXPERIMENTAL)
125This is an unstable/experimental release of smartmontools.
126It includes:
128- Many additions to the table of known drives
129- SAT (SCSI/ATA Translation) support
130- SCSI background scan results log
131- smartd -W directive for temperature tracking and warning
132- smartctl -n option to check power state
133- improved smartd power state logging
134- CCISS support under Linux
135- HighPoint RocketRAID support under Linux
136- 3ware RAID support under Windows
137- SPT interface for SCSI devices under Windows
138- ATA selective self test under Windows XP/2003
139- NSIS installer support for Windows version
140- Started move from C to C++
141- Various other improvements
144Date 2006-04-12
145Summary: smartmontools release 5.36 (STABLE)
147This is a stable smartmontools release.  The 5.34 version
148described just below was never officially released because
149Bruce Allen decided to wait until Linux support for
150accessing SATA devices through libata was in the official
151kernel.org sources.  Changes include:
153- Win 2000/XP:ability to cancel drive self-tests
154- Additions to the table of known drives
155- FreeBSD support for 3ware char device interface and
156  multiple 3ware cards
157- Various cygwin improvements for running as service
158- Works 'out of the box' with Linux SATA libata
159- smartd option added to list test schedules
160- smartctl option added to list part of drive database
161- various improvements for SCSI disks and logs
164Date 2005-04-19
165Summary: smartmontools release 5.34 (STABLE)
167This is a stable smartmontools release.  It includes:
168- OS/2 and eComStation support
169All Platforms:
170 - Printing of drive family info
171 - SCSI disks: output size of grown defect list
172 - Added info about drive family to 'smartctl -i' output.
173 - Added option ',q' for smartd '-n' directive to suppress
174   'skipping checks' message which may spin up laptop disk.
175 - Added message if smartd '-n' check power mode spins up disk.
176Cygwin and Windows:
177 - Added info about Windows version and service pack to banner line.
178 - Added support for smartd '-n' directive for Win2000/XP.
179 - Added support for READ_LOG for WinNT4 also.
180 - Fixed bug that prevents display of empty logs on Win2000/XP
181 - Fixed use of cached smart enabled state in 'smartctl -i' output.
183 - Fixed bug that prevents running smartd as service on WinNT4.
186Date 2004-9-5
187Summary: smartmontools release 5.33 (UNSTABLE/EXPERIMENTAL)
189This is an unstable/experimental release of smartmontools.  It includes
190 - support for Darwin/Mac OSX
191 - support for OpenBSD
192 - support for 3ware ATA RAID controllers under FreeBSD
193 - support for 3ware 9500 series SATA RAID controllers under
194   Linux.  Use /dev/twa[0-15] devices to access these.
195 - support for 3ware character device interfaces /dev/twe[0-15]
196   under Linux.  This allows (for example) Selective Self-tests.
197 - support for Marvell chip-set based SATA controllers under Linux.
198 - smartd mail now works also under Windows (using "Blat" mailer).
199 - smartd can now be run as a Windows service.
200Please report sucess/failure with these items to the
201smartmontools-support mailing list.
204Date 2004-7-5
205Summary: smartmontools release 5.32 (STABLE)
207This is an stable release of smartmontools.
208Note added 2004/7/7: users building a Solaris/Intel version of the code should
209modify the 'configure' file, changing "pc-*-solaris*" on line 106
210to read "*-pc-solaris*".  Reference:
214Date: 2004-5-4
215Summary: smartmontools release 5.31 (UNSTABLE/EXPERIMENTAL)
217This is an unstable/experimental release of smartmontools.  It includes
218several new features:
219- Windows smartd daemon
220- smartd now monitors current and pending sector counts
221- Support for ATA-7 selective self-test features (Linux/NetBSD only)
222  Please report sucess/failure with this option to the smartmontools-support
223  mailing list.
225Date: 2004-3-6
226Summary: smartmontools release 5.30 (STABLE)
228This is a stable release of smartmontools: the first stable release
229since 5.26.
230- KNOWN BUG (identified/fixed by CF): smartd will segv and crash if
231  the configuration file /etc/smartd.conf contains NO valid entries.
232  This bug was introduced in version 1.259 of smartd.c by BA and
233  is present in smartmontools releases 5.27-5.30 inclusive. This can
234  be fixed by editing line 3165 of smartd.c, and changing:
235  "else if (cfgentries[0]) {"
236  to read:
237  "else if (cfgentries && cfgentries[0]) {"
240Date: 2004-2-24
241Summary: smartmontools release 5.29 (Experimental, not STABLE)
243This is another experimental release, to replace the 5.27 release that
244had a damaged configure script.  The next stable release will be 5.30
245- This release has SCSI support for NetBSD
248Date: 2004-2-12
249Summary: smartmontools release 5.27 (Experimental, not STABLE)
251- WARNING: this release has a broken --prefix=/a/path option to the
252  configure script.  The consequence is that smartd will not look for the
253  configuration file (smartd.conf) at the desired location.
254- NetBSD support added
255- A new Directive (-s) for smartd.conf now enables flexible automatic
256  scheduled self-testing for both ATA and SCSI devices.
257- Solaris now has ATA device support (SPARC only)
258- A new Directive (-n) for smartd.conf to avoid spinning up disks
259- Errors when smartd sends mail are now logged to SYSLOG
260- Solaris smartd mail now works correctly (uses mailx not mail)
263Date: 2003-11-29
264Summary: smartmontools release 5.26
266This is a stable smartmontools release.  The only known problem is
267that under Solaris, the email features of smartd do not work 'out of
268the box'.  Three workarounds are:
269  [1] use '-M exec mailx' in /etc/smartd.conf
270  [2] in the start script for smartd, put /usr/ucb into PATH before
271      /bin
272  [3] upgrade to release 5.27 or later, or the latest CVS snapshot
275Date: 2003-11-19
276Summary: smartmontools release 5.25
278This release should not hang when accessing USB devices. It provides
279smartd SCSI self-test log monitoring for self-test errors, and a
280larger table of known ATA drives.  DEVICESCAN should work correctly
281even on file systems containing XFS or JFS partitions, and on machines
282that use devfs, even without traditional links.
284From this time on, even numbered releases will be 'stable' ones and
285odd numbered releases (like 5.25) will be unstable/testing/development
289Date: 2003-10-30
290Summary: smartmontools release 5.23
292This release has one known problem: DEVICESCAN device scanning does
293not work correctly if the disk with the /dev directory also has XFS
294or JFS file systems on it.
297Date: 2003-10-28
298Summary: smartmontools release 5.22
300Replaces flawed 5.21 release: the -T verypermissive option had to be
301entered as -T verpermissive. First experimental solaris support (SCSI
302only).  This release had a serious flaw: smartd left open file descriptors
303for devices that it couldn't monitor.
306Date: 2003-10-14
307Summary: smartmontools release 5.21
309Preliminary support for FreeBSD added to smartmontools.  For FreeBSD,
310ATA support requires a 5.1-CURRENT kernel while SCSI support should
311work across multiple versions (any that support CAM).
314Date: 2003-10-04
315Summary: smartmontools release 5.20
317Replaces flawed 5.19 release (which had a zero-length man page
321Date: 2003-10-03
322Summary: smartmontools release 5.19
324This is the first release of smartmontools based on autoconf/automake.
325For this reason, it is a very experimental release.  Please let us
326know in particular about documenation errors/omissions, missing or
327unneccesary files, and similar oversights.  The major changes are:
328 [1]  installation scripts based on autoconfig/automake
329 [2] ./configure [options] lets you set arbitrary paths
330 [3] supports FHS with ./configure --prefix=/usr/local
331 [4] correct paths are inserted into all man pages, binaries, etc.
332 [5] tarballs and RPMs are now GPG-signed
335Date: 2003-10-02 11:35
336Summary: smartd SEGV
338Some versions of smartd, including smartmontools release 5.1-18, will
339SEGV if the combination of Directives in /etc/smartd.conf contains
340-l error
342-l selftest
343without any Attribute monitoring Directives.  This is fixed in 5.19
344and above.
346A good workaround is to add:
347-o on
349-o off
350to enable or disable automatic offline data collection.
353Date: 2002-11-17 07:41
354Summary: testunitready bug in smartd
356A bug in smartd prevented functioning on scsi devices.
357The bug in question only affects smartd users with scsi devices.
358To see if your version of smartd has the testunitready() bug, do
359smartd -V
360If the version of the module smartd.c in a line like:
361Module: smartd.c revision: 1.66 date: 2002/11/17
362has a revision greater than or equal to 1.30, and less than or
363equal to 1.64, then your version of the code has this problem.
365This problem affected releases starting with RELEASE_5_0_16 up to and
366including RELEASE_5_0_43.
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