smartmontools and kern.securelevel
ben.rubson at gmail.com
Fri Feb 23 15:20:53 UTC 2018
I run smartmontools on my storage servers, to launch periodic disk tests
and alert on disk errors.
Unfortunately, if we set sysctl kern.securelevel >=2, smartmontools does
not work anymore.
Certainly because it needs to write directly to raw devices.
(details of the levels, -1 to 3, in security(7))
Any workaround to this ?
Perhaps we could think about allowing SMART commands to be written to disks
when sysctl kern.securelevel >=2 ?
(I assume smartmontools writes SMART commands)
Thank you very much !
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