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Revision 3477, 18.9 KB (checked in by chrfranke, 2 years ago)

smartctl: Don't start ATA self-test if another test is already running
(ticket #40). Add option '-t force' to allow override.

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38- Failed self-tests outdated by a newer successful extended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