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Recommended update for smartmontools


(Last modified: 19NOV2007)

solutions Recommended update for smartmontools SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (d4adc626cb95a5ab07c3181bc1a9a118)

Applies to

Package: smartmontools
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Open Enterprise Server
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Patch: patch-11745
Release: 20071119
Obsoletes: none


If you want to use S.M.A.R.T. with previously unsupported device, you should update.


Problem description

This update provides a new version of smartmontools. It brings many fixes and following major new features:
  • Supports SATA devices scanning out of the box.
  • Supports SATA devices behind SCSI ATA Translation layer.
  • Supports SATA drives behind HighPoint Raid controllers.
  • Supports HP SmartArray RAID controller (cciss).
  • More devices are supported.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fhv smartmontools.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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