Subject: Re: failure to read SMART data? (sparc64/cmdide)
To: Rafal Boni <>
From: Nathan J. Williams <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/04/2003 11:26:25
Rafal Boni <> writes:

> Is this a peculiarity of that system/architecture/..., or is SMART not
> expected to provide useful info on non-x86 systems (or systems where
> the BIOS does not frob the drives on bootup?).

I've successfully used atactl to look at the SMART staus of drives on
my alpha, macppc, and cats boxes. Whatever bug you've got is at least
narrower than "all non-i386".

        - Nathan