Bug 240293 - scan for local devices by default
Summary: scan for local devices by default
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: smartmontools   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Tomas Smetana
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Reported: 2007-05-16 11:59 UTC by Florian La Roche
Modified: 2008-08-02 23:40 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-08-02 07:45:19 UTC
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Description Florian La Roche 2007-05-16 11:59:11 UTC
Description of problem:

smartctl should detect local disks by itself and not need extra options
to specify the hardware to make it more user friendly.


Florian La Roche

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Comment 1 Tomas Smetana 2007-05-23 10:08:21 UTC
Sorry, but I don't understand the requirement... You don't like the '-d' option
or you don't want to specifiy the device itself?

If the first then smartctl is able to autodetect the disk type for most common

If the second then sorry, but no. Most commonly I want to check status of a
particular drive and/or launch a SMART test for it. I don't like the idea of
smartctl touching my usb flash disks or automatically start tests for all local
drives. It's superuser-only tool and minimizing risk of accidents is worth of
little uncomfort. And smartctl is quite user-friendly in comparison with some
others in /sbin and /usr/sbin.

Comment 2 Florian La Roche 2007-05-31 07:00:48 UTC
At least sata devices should be scanned without adding an extra -d option, I agree
that usb scanning should be off per default.


Florian La Roche

Comment 3 Tomas Smetana 2007-05-31 07:32:10 UTC
If your SATA disk is not detected by smartctl, then it's a bug indeed, because
smartmontools since ver. 5.37 are supposed to detect SATA disks automatically
(without '-d' option). On my system it looks like this: 

[root@testmachine ~]# smartctl -i /dev/sda
smartctl version 5.37 [i686-redhat-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-6 Bruce Allen
Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/

Device Model:     SAMSUNG HD160JJ/P
Serial Number:    S0DFJ1HL497216
Firmware Version: ZM100-34
User Capacity:    160,000,000,000 bytes
Device is:        In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is:   7
ATA Standard is:  ATA/ATAPI-7 T13 1532D revision 4a
Local Time is:    Thu May 31 09:12:21 2007 CEST
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled

What version of smartmontools do you use? If it's 5.37, then could you please
provide output of "smartctl -a" (with and without "-d ata") on that device?

Comment 4 Tomas Smetana 2007-08-02 07:45:19 UTC
It works on my system and without more information I can't do anything about this.

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