Sat Dec 23 19:34:00 GMT 2006
Version 5.37 of smartmontools has been uploaded.
Cygwin release only:
- Switched to cygport build environment
Cygwin & native Windows release:
- ATA selective self test
- SPT interface for SCSI devices
- 3ware RAID support
- Many additions to the table of known drives
- SAT (SCSI/ATA Translation) support
- SCSI background scan results log
- smartd -W directive for temperature tracking and warning
- smartctl -n option to check power state
- improved smartd power state logging
For a full list of changes see NEWS and CHANGELOG in
Please read the Windows and Cygwin sections in the files
INSTALL and WARNINGS.
Smartmontools contains utility programs (smartctl, smartd) to
control/monitor storage systems using the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and
Reporting Technology System (S.M.A.R.T.) built into most modern ATA
and SCSI disks. In many cases, these utilities will provide advanced
warning of disk degradation and failure.
Project home page is at http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/
Smartctl is a command line utility designed to perform tasks such as
printing the SMART self-test and error logs, enabling and disabling
SMART automatic testing, and initiating device self-tests.
Smartd is a daemon that monitors the drives every 30 minutes
(configurable), logs SMART errors and changes of SMART Attributes via
the syslog interface.
Smartd can also be configured to schedule self-tests and send email
warnings or run other scripts if problems are detected.
On Cygwin, smartd can be run as a windows service via cygrunsrv.
Please address questions related to the Cygwin port to the Cygwin
mailing list at <firstname.lastname@example.org>, and questions related to S.M.A.R.T.
to the smartmontools mailing list at
Thanks for any feedback,
To update your installation, click on the "Install or update now" link
on the http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to your
system. Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.
If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin
mailing list at: cygwin <at> cygwin.com .
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