On Thu, Dec 06, 2007 at 03:23:47PM +0800, lingjun wang (Simon) wrote:
> Hi sponsor,
> Now we are responsible for porting GPL-licensed smartmontools to sfw.
> Here is its brief introduction:
> smartmontools contains utilities that control and monitor storage
> devices using the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology
> (S.M.A.R.T.) system build into ATA and SCSI Hard Drives. This is used
> to check the reliability of the hard drive and to predict drive
> failures. smartmontools Version 5.x is designed to comply to the
> ATA/ATAPI-5 specification (Revision 1). Future releases of
> smartmontools (Versions 6.x and 7.x) will comply with the ATA/ATAPI-6
> and ATA/ATAPI-7 specifications.
> This package is meant to be an up-to-date replacement for the
> ucsc-smartsuite and smartsuite packages, and is derived from that
> code.
> Could you help us recommend a sponsor for this project?
> Thanks
> - Simon

I'd like to see this project discussed in some detail in the fault
management community (fm-discuss at opensolaris.org).  There is a lot
of useful content in the smartmon tools, but on the reporting side
we have already a significant and unique architecture (FMA) for
analyzing error telemetry and pushing it into the management stack,
and I want to understand clearly how the smartmon stuff will be
integrated in a way that doesn't disrupt that.  In particular, FMA
already has support for SMART data monitoring and uses that to
report disk failures, so we need to be sure adding the smartmon
sfw tools doesn't cause conflicting information through another path.


Mike Shapiro, Solaris Kernel Development. blogs.sun.com/mws/

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