Subject: Re: failure to read SMART data? (sparc64/cmdide)
To: Wolfgang S. Rupprecht <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/04/2003 17:22:23
In message <>, Wolfgang S. Rupprecht writes:
> (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,