Short SMART check causes disk op timeouts

Alexandre "Sunny" Kovalenko gaijin.k at
Mon Oct 27 14:23:13 PDT 2008

On Mon, 2008-10-27 at 10:53 -0700, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 06:22:03PM +0100, Vaclav Haisman wrote:
> > Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> > > Do you understand what short and long offline tests actually do and what
> > > they're used for?  :-)  If so, you'd know that running them periodically
> > > is more or less silly (IMHO).
> > I do not, not completely :) I think I have just copied the settings from
> > somewhere and only just tweaked it a bit whenever I have added a disk.
> Let me know if you figure out who or what online resource solicited
> adding daily short/long tests, as I'd like to talk to them about their
> decision.  I have a feeling whoever thought it up felt that the tests
> were performing entire sector scans of the entire disk, which is simply
> not the case.
While I am not the OP, one such place would be example configuration
file in 'man smartd.conf'.

Alexandre "Sunny" Kovalenko (Олександр Коваленко)

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