Subject: Re: failure to read SMART data? (sparc64/cmdide)
To: Wolfgang S. Rupprecht <wolfgang+gnus20031204T124257@dailyplanet.dontspam.wsrcc.com>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 12/04/2003 17:22:23
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Wolfgang S. Rupprecht writes:
>email@example.com (Steven M. Bellovin) writes:
>> Hmm, I didn't even realize we had SMART support. Is there any
>> disadvantage to having it enabled? Should I just put an enable command
>> into rc.local?
>Could your bios be turning it off? I recall seeing it in the Asus
>A7V's bios the last time I ventured down. I wasn't sure if I wanted
>the bios to grab control from NetBSD if some Smart warning popped up
>so I turned it off. I don't know if it is a coincidence, but shortly
>thereafter I noticed that the drives then started booting with "smart
I'll check that -- I have an Asus A7Pro motherboard.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb