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Opinion on modification for SMARTMON

Hello,

I get the following in one of my error logs:

Device /dev/sda, SATA disks accessed
via libata are not currently supported by smartmontools. When libata is
given an ATA
pass-thru ioctl() then an additional '-d libata' device type will be
added to smartmontools.
---------------

I found on the Internet that to get rid of the error message I would have to edit smartd.conf as follows:

/dev/sda -d ata
/dev/sdb -d ata
-------------
My manager wants to know:

1) Is there any harm leaving things as they are by not making the modifications to the smard.conf file above.
2) If the modifications must be made, what are the consequences, good and bad, of doing so?
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ahci(7D)							      Devices								  ahci(7D)

NAME
ahci - Advanced Host Controller Interface SATA controller driver SYNOPSIS
sata@unit-address DESCRIPTION
The ahci driver is a SATA framework-compliant HBA driver that supports SATA HBA controllers that are compatible with the Advanced Host Con- troller Interface 1.0 specification. AHCI is an Intel-developed protocol that describes the register-level interface for host controllers for serial ATA 1.0a and Serial ATA II. The AHCI 1.0 specification describes the interface between the system software and the host con- troller hardware. The ahci driver currently supports the Intel ICH6/7/8/9, VIA vt8251 and JMicron AHCI controllers which are compliant with the Advanced Host Controller Interface 1.0 specification. Note that while the Intel ICH6/7/8/9, VIA vt8251 and JMicron AHCI controllers support standard SATA features, the ahci driver currently only supports hard disk, ATAPI SATA DVD, hotplug and NCQ (Native command queuing). Port multiplier and power management are not yet supported. CONFIGURATION
The ahci module contains no user configurable parameters. FILES
/kernel/drv/ahci 32-bit ELF kernel module (x86). /kernel/drv/amd64/ahci 64-bit ELF kernel module (x86). ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attribute: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Architecture |x86 | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWahci | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
cfgadm(1M), cfgadm_sata(1M), prtconf(1M), sata(7D) Advanced Host Controller Interface 1.0 Writing Device Drivers NOTES
To bind the ahci driver to your controller, choose the [AHCI] BIOS option. Note that booting is not supported if toggle exists between the [IDE] and [AHCI] BIOS options SunOS 5.11 22 Jan 2008 ahci(7D)

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