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Bug 163498 - smartd reports failed self-test only once
Summary: smartd reports failed self-test only once
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel-utils
Version: 3.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tomas Mraz
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
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Reported: 2005-07-18 12:10 UTC by Milan Kerslager
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-11-23 09:08:01 UTC
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Description Milan Kerslager 2005-07-18 12:10:54 UTC
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 21:49:56 UTC
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 09:08:01 UTC
This is intended behaviour.

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

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