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Package: smartmontools
Version: 6.5+svn4324-1
Severity: normal


Hi.

It seems that smartd "double monitors" devices, when explicitly naming them via
a symbolic link and using DEVICESCAN in the config file.

Consider e.g. the following typical use case:
One wants to monitor all devices, but has special settings (e.g. different 
temperature
ranges for one e.g. a SSD which runs at higher temps than an HDD):
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Samsung_SSD_850_PRO_1TB_S252NXAG910017F    -d auto -d 
removable -n standby,4 -a -W 0,50,60 -m root -M exec 
/usr/share/smartmontools/smartd-runner
DEVICESCAN                                                     -d auto -d 
removable -n standby,4 -a -W 0,45,50 -m root -M exec 
/usr/share/smartmontools/smartd-runner

It also makes sense to use the symbolic link 
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Samsung_SSD_850_PRO_1TB_S252NXAG910017F
rather than e.g. /dev/sda, as the later is not necessarily a stable name.


However, with the above in smartd.conf, smartd output in syslog shows that
apparently both devices 
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Samsung_SSD_850_PRO_1TB_S252NXAG910017F
and /dev/sda (which I assume is still auto-detected by the DEVICESCAN) are now
monitored (presumably with different monitoring settings).


Cheers,
Chris.

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Package: smartmontools
Version: 6.6-1

This problem has been fixed in release 6.6-1.

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