Bug 1251787 - RHEL6 feature documentation: smartmontools and smartctl.
RHEL6 feature documentation: smartmontools and smartctl.
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: smartmontools (Show other bugs)
All Linux
unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: Michal Hlavinka
: FutureFeature
Depends On: 1251782
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Reported: 2015-08-09 20:20 EDT by Paul Wayper
Modified: 2017-12-06 05:52 EST (History)
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Clone Of: 1251782
Last Closed: 2017-12-06 05:52:57 EST
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Description Paul Wayper 2015-08-09 20:20:06 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1251782 +++

Description of problem:

In the current documentation for RHEL 6 there is no mention of smartctl or smartmontools.  This means that there is no documentation for how to detect and deal with errors of the underlying block storage of the operating system, even though we provide tools to do this.

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Suggest documentation contents:

 1) How to detect storage errors - /var/log/messages and smartmontools
 2) How to verify storage errors - reading the smartctl output

Current documentation:


Hope this helps,

Comment 3 Jan Kurik 2017-12-06 05:52:57 EST
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is in the Production 3 Phase. During the Production 3 Phase, Critical impact Security Advisories (RHSAs) and selected Urgent Priority Bug Fix Advisories (RHBAs) may be released as they become available.

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