Short SMART check causes disk op timeouts

JoaoBR joao at
Tue Oct 28 04:40:40 PDT 2008

On Monday 27 October 2008 20:03:21 Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> I had no idea users were blindly uncommenting examples in

well seems you're new in support business then :)

the issue might be the reason why weapons are not delivered with roles in the 
chambers ... so developers probably should take care of what kind of example 
they include 

> smartd.conf.sample without reading what the features do.  Then again, I
> guess many users/admins have no idea what sort of impact offline tests
> could have on a system.  Short/long tests should not have any effect on
> a running/used disk -- and most do not see any effect -- but under high
> I/O I would assume there is a chance the suspend/resume aspect of SMART
> tests could take longer than 5 seconds.  Though I am disappointed in
> the fact that people often schedule "maintenance things" all at the same
> time (between 0200 and 0500) but never think about the implications of
> them all running in parallel.

well good idea to start a faq with general orientations :)



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