From: Tom Metro <tmetro+<smartmontools@gm...> - 2007-03-26 21:30:51
This project seems like it would really benefit from having a wiki.
A typical user of smartmontools doesn't have prior knowledge of the
various SMART terminology, or the errors and warnings that smartd
produces, and get drawn into needing to deal with it - usually with some
immediacy - as a result of some error notification. The man pages and
even the FAQ on the web site don't go quite far enough. Yet there seems
to be fairly good collective knowledge on the list. It'd be nice to
capture more of that in some easily accessible location, like a wiki.
Just today, for example, I encountered an uncorrectable error reported
by smartd on a Windows box. The FAQ nicely covers the general principles
of sector reallocation, and references a Linux-specific HOWTO on
correcting the problem, but no links to tools for dealing with the
problem from Windows. A wiki would allow other users to easily record
what tools they've used.
A simple alternative to setting up a wiki at Sourceforge might be to use
one of the wiki hosting services. Wikispaces
(http://www.wikispaces.com/) is an example of one that I've seen used by
other open source projects.
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