When I run smartmontools, I see that under "SMART support is:" it says:
Available - device has SMART capability.
Enabled status cached by OS, trying SMART RETURN STATUS cmd.
What does the last line mean? Is the ON/OFF status saved by the OS? When I turn SMART Off using smartmontools and reboot the SMART is back on. I was trying to figure out why and how to fix this? Does this 2nd line explain it why? And what is this "trying SMART RETURN STATUS cmd" mean?
Sent: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 1:16 PM
Subject: [smartmontools-support] SMART settings are NOT preserved over power-cycling. Help needed.