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smartd - S.M.A.R.T. Daemon
smartd is a daemon that monitors the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology
System(S.M.A.R.T.) built into ATA-3 and later IDE and SCSI-3 Hard Drives. This is used to
check the reliability of the hard drive and predict drive failures. smartd is daemon
designed to notify users of S.M.A.R.T. errors via SYSLOG interface.
smartd accepts single agrument. The options begin with a '-'. The daemon scans for all ATA
devices using the form "/dev/hd*" and SCSI devices using the form "/dev/sd*" that support
S.M.A.R.T. and have S.M.A.R.T. enabled. It polls these devices every 30 minutes checking
for S.M.A.R.T. errors.
X Runs smartd "debug" which runs non fork and displays ststus to STDOUT
smartd - run in forked (daemon mode)
Michael Cornwell, email@example.com
Concurrent Systems Laboratory
Jack Baskin School of Engineering
University of California Santa Cruz
smartctl-2.1 September 13, 2001 SMARTD(8)
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