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:
DEVICESCAN -H -m root
Even I have in /var/log/messages lines like below, no mail is sended to the
administrator (only the first).
smartd: Device: /dev/hdb, FAILED SMART self-check. BACK UP DATA NOW!
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.
This is intended behaviour.
See 'man smartd' -M option how to modify it.