Fedora 16 Update: smartmontools-5.43-1.fc16

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Fedora Update Notification
2012-07-03 15:10:26

Name        : smartmontools
Product     : Fedora 16
Version     : 5.43
Release     : 1.fc16
URL         : http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/
Summary     : Tools for monitoring SMART capable hard disks
Description :
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

Update Information:

- smartctl options '-g, --get' and '-s, --set' to get/set various ATA settings: AAM, APM, Read look-ahead, Write cache, Security (freeze), Standby mode/timer.
- smartd directive '-e' to set (most of) the above settings on startup.
- smartctl options '-f hex' and '-f hex,[id|val]'.
- smartctl does not start ATA self-test if another test is already running.  Override with new option '-t force'.
- smartctl supports extended self-test polling times greater than 255 minutes.
- Controller-independent SAT detection: '-d sat,auto[+TYPE]'.
- smartd.conf DEFAULT directive.
- Many HDD, SSD and USB additions to drive database.
- Linux and FreeBSD: Support for SATA disks behind Areca SAS RAID controllers and HP Smart Array controllers.

* Mon Jul  2 2012 Michal Hlavinka <mhlavink at redhat.com> - 1:5.43-1
- smartmontools updated to 5.43
* Fri Oct 21 2011 Michal Hlavinka <mhlavink at redhat.com> - 1:5.42-1
- smartmontools updated to 5.42

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update smartmontools' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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