[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: smartmontools-6.2-1
Sat Aug 3 12:25:00 GMT 2013
Version 6.2-1 of smartmontools is now available.
- smartctl: Added ATA write cache reordering control using
'-g wcreorder' and '-s wcreorder,[on|off]' options.
- update-smart-drivedb: Updated for new SVN repository.
- HDD, SSD and USB additions to drive database.
- Areca RAID support: Fixed possible segfault on empty port.
- Cygwin: 64-bit compile fixes.
For a full list of changes see NEWS and ChangeLog in
/usr/share/doc/smartmontools and ticket report at
For open issues see
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 ATA/SATA and
SCSI/SAS hard drives and solid-state drives. In many cases, these
utilities will provide advancedwarning of disk degradation and failure.
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.
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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