Fedora 19 Update: smartmontools-6.1-1.fc19

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Fedora Update Notification
2013-04-22 17:03:09

Name        : smartmontools
Product     : Fedora 19
Version     : 6.1
Release     : 1.fc19
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 prints ATA Additional Product Id (OEM Id).
- smartctl prints more info for SCSI devices: media rotation rate, form factor, physical block size, lowest LBA alignement, logical block provisioning, disk protection type and selftest progress status.
- smartctl '--identify' updated for latest ATA ACS-3 spec.
- smartd DEVICESCAN ignores devices already specified.
- Support of larger SCSI defect lists via READ DEFECT(12).
- Device type '-d usbjmicron,p' for Prolific USB bridges.
- Many HDD, SSD and USB additions to drive database.
- Linux: Support for SAS disks behind Areca controllers.
- Linux: Improved support for SATA disks on LSI/Megaraid controllers
- Linux: disks on MegaRaid controllers are automatically scanned

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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