Clearing SMART errors I don't care about?
kirk at strauser.com
Fri Dec 19 17:38:32 UTC 2008
On Dec 19, 2008, at 11:10 AM, James Tanis wrote:
> To answer your question, I don't believe smartd is sophisticated
> enough to filter out specific errors. It's meant to warn you at the
> first sign of drive failure so you will have time to replace the
> drive. It doesn't exactly provide a meter of how imminent drive
> failure is. If your going to start ignoring it's advice it isn't
> going to be very useful to you at all.
I beg to differ. "smartctl -H /dev/ad8" says that it passes its self-
assessment and doesn't expect the drive to flat-out die any day soon.
I'd still like to know if the error count increased, or if it started
to detect imminent failure.
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