Bug 163498 - smartd reports failed self-test only once
smartd reports failed self-test only once
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel-utils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tomas Mraz
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-07-18 08:10 EDT by Milan Kerslager
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-11-23 04:08:01 EST
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Description Milan Kerslager 2005-07-18 08:10:54 EDT
I'm running short and long test periodically from the cron job. The smard daemon
is running and reports failed test only once. This is a bug as every error
should be reported IMHO.

In the /etc/smartd.conf I have only one line:

Even I have in /var/log/messages lines like below, no mail is sended to the
administrator (only the first).

smartd[1698]: Device: /dev/hdb, FAILED SMART self-check. BACK UP DATA NOW!
Comment 1 Milan Kerslager 2005-10-09 17:49:56 EDT
After U6 release, nothing has changed as kernel-utils are the same
(2.4-8.37.12). I expect this is a serious bug to not announce repeated HDD failures.
Comment 2 Tomas Mraz 2005-11-23 04:08:01 EST
This is intended behaviour.

See 'man smartd' -M option how to modify it.

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