I have two servers with 8 SATA drives each and I periodically get emailed messages like the following:

 

Aug 10 11:18:41 gfs01 smartd[3597]: Device: /dev/sdb, SMART Prefailure Attribute: 8 Seek_Time_Performance changed from 112 to 110

 

Now the problem is that these messages just seem to move back and forth (i.e. 110 to 112, then 112 to 110, etc) and don't appear to accomplish anything. 

 

Aug 10 11:18:41 gfs01 smartd[3597]: Device: /dev/sdb, SMART Prefailure Attribute: 8 Seek_Time_Performance changed from 110 to 111

 

Is there some way I can get rid of this "noise" so that messages that I receive are less frequent and more meaningful?

 

Thanks in advance,

Larry Bates

vitalEsafe, Inc.