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Re: what is smartd? It fails on bootup.





On 5/17/06, Dennis Castanos <dennismouille yahoo com> wrote:
Can anyone tell me what smartd does or why the startup error? Can I remove the check in the services?  It's description reads "dead but subsys locked".
thanks,
Dennis, new linux user
 

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Hi Dennis!
 
From the man page:
 
smartd  is  a  daemon  that  monitors the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and
       Reporting Technology (SMART) system built into  many  ATA-3  and  later
       ATA, IDE and SCSI-3 hard drives. The purpose of SMART is to monitor the
       reliability of the hard drive and predict drive failures, and to  carry
       out  different  types  of  drive self-tests.  This version of smartd is
       compatible with  ATA/ATAPI-7  and  earlier  standards.
 
A place on the web for a man page if none is available by a working linux (google is our friend!):
 
http://linuxcommand.org/man_pages/smartd8.html
 
If I had a new drive I would be tempted to try it.  But I have simply answered your question. 
 
You can remove it but it may be telling you something you need to know.
 
Good hunting!
 
Tod
 

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