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Id RHBA-2013:0041-01
Name Red Hat 2013:0041-01 RHBA smartmontools bug fix and enhancement update for RHEL 5 x86
Vendor Name red_hat
Product None
Content Type Recommended Recommended
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Operating System(s) Linux 
Released On 07 Jan 2013 12:00:00

RHBA-2013:0041-01

Red Hat 2013:0041-01 RHBA smartmontools bug fix and enhancement update for RHEL 5 x86

Vendor Name

red_hat

Product

None

Released On

07 Jan 2013 12:00:00

Url

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2013-0041.html

Description

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The smartmontools packages contain the smartctl and the smartd utilities to control and monitor storage systems using the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology System (SMART) built into most modern ATA and SCSI hard disks. In many cases, these utilities will provide advanced warning of disk degradation and failure. The smartmontools packages have been upgraded to version 5.42, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. This update also features improved support of SATA disks on 3ware 9750 RAID controllers, improved support of SSD devices, and a much larger database of supported devices. (BZ#714123) This update also fixes the following bugs: * Prior to this update, the smartd utility failed to handle multiple /dev/sgX devices, which were provided by the mptsas controller. As a consequence, the devices were not SMART self-check capable. This update modifies the underlying code so that smartd can now handle multiple /dev/sgX devices. Now, all devices pass the SMART self-check. (BZ#706782) In addition, this update adds the following enhancement: * This update adds improved MegaRAID support to the smartmontools packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. (BZ#519261) All users of smartmontools are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add these enhancements.

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