Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 115578
don't load smartd on SCSI only systems
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:36 EST
Description of problem:
Smartd is loaded but fails on SCSI only systems
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Boot on scsi only system
Steps to Reproduce:
smartd fails to load / graphical display switches to verbose mode
don't load smartd if no smart capable devices exist.
This is because Fedora core is distributed with a configuration file
/etc/smartd.conf which just lists a single device to monitor: /dev/hda.
Modify this to be /dev/sda (or the correct path to your SCSI device)
and have a look at the smartd and smartd.conf man pages:
I am aware of that - at least partly ;)
However it was just my daddy who asked me if he had to replace his
computer because of something failing during statup.
IMHO using SMART is an advanced feature and should be optional, not
The most common systems with ATA and SCSI disks should be now supported fine,
because the smartd.conf is now generated by a script which lists hard disks on
*** Bug 127865 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***