Hi Alex,

Understood. Thanks a lot for your help!

Best Regards, 

2013/2/21 Alex Samorukov <ml@os2.kiev.ua>
On 02/18/2013 06:35 PM, FA s wrote:
Hello guys,

I have a question about the behavior of smartctl short/long test and hope you could help to confirm.

If a general disk error occurs (not power-off, process terminated, or system reboot, etc) while running the short / long test, will the test be stopped at once?
Or, the test will continue to run until it finishes?  Does smartctl have the option to configure to ignore errors during the short/long test?

Typically test will stop after first error found. It is not possible to "ignore" errors because check procedure is implemented in disk firmware, not in smartmontools.