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Enhancement Advisory smartmontools enhancement update

Advisory: RHEA-2009:0089-4
Type: Product Enhancement Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2009-01-20
Last updated on: 2009-01-20
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

An updated smartmontools package that addresses several bugs is now available.

The smartmontools package contains two utility programs (smartctl and
smartd) to control and monitor storage systems using the Self-Monitoring,
Analysis and Reporting Technology System (SMART) built into most modern ATA
and SCSI hard disks. In many cases, these utilities will provide advanced
warning of disk degradation and failure.

The smartmontools package has been upgraded to version 5.38, which has
improved autodetection of hardware devices, and a much larger database of
supported devices.

In addition, this updated package addresses the following problems:

* SELinux prevented smartmontools from monitoring 3ware RAID devices. In
this updated package, smartmontools is once again able to monitor such devices.

* improved support for the CCISS RAID arrays.

Users of smartmontools should upgrade to this updated package, which
resolves these issues.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
smartmontools-5.38-2.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0041
    MD5: 86d14c9e15d4c6042b19dc2cbafd06fa
 
IA-32:
smartmontools-5.38-2.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0041
    MD5: 08d860f078cd7eedf4b8383b9e669fef
 
IA-64:
smartmontools-5.38-2.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0041
    MD5: 7f7f9bd4a79c90da9684a9874fb0f744
 
PPC:
smartmontools-5.38-2.el5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0041
    MD5: db61024f547608f3c0b4465caa94c169
 
x86_64:
smartmontools-5.38-2.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0041
    MD5: 8717ad7cfd674ac045c0783882fd1c4d
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
smartmontools-5.38-2.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0041
    MD5: 86d14c9e15d4c6042b19dc2cbafd06fa
 
IA-32:
smartmontools-5.38-2.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0041
    MD5: 08d860f078cd7eedf4b8383b9e669fef
 
x86_64:
smartmontools-5.38-2.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0041
    MD5: 8717ad7cfd674ac045c0783882fd1c4d
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

438556 - RFE: update smartmontools to latest version (5.38?)
456471 - SELinux avoids smartd usage with AMCC/3ware IDE RAID controller (/dev/tweX)


Keywords

smartctl, smartd


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