> I've fallen in love with smartmontools. I think it should be on every
> Linux box that has disk drives.
> For those unfamiliar with it, it monitors the health of disk drives
> (SCSI and ATA, SATA support coming), and can warn of impending failure
> in time to get your data off the failing drive.
I've experenced earlier that this tool generate kernel warnings when
used on a disk where SMART support isn't enabled. If it is to be
installed by default, it need to enable this support automatically
when started, to avoid lots of strange error messages on the console.
- From: John Summerfield <debian@ComputerDatasafe.com.au>