smartctl question

Bruce A. Mah bmah at
Fri Nov 9 23:15:05 UTC 2012

If memory serves me right, Kevin Oberman wrote:

> By the way, I believe that some stats do go up and down, but not
> counters. Like in snmp, counters are never supposed to be reset or
> resettable.

Examples of values that go up and down (actually the only examples I can
think of) are the drive temperature and airflow temperature.  But AFAIK
you're right about the counter values.


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