1.264. smartmontools

An updated smartmontools package that fixes various bugs is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The smartmontools package contains two utility programs, smartctl and smartd, that enable the controlling and monitoring of Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology System (S.M.A.R.T.)-enabled storage systems. These utilities provide advanced warning of disk degradation and failure.
Bug Fixes
The smartctl man page did not contain sufficient information about the CCISS (Compaq Smart Array) controller options. This man page section has been extended and provides more information and examples.
In some cases, the smartmontools utilities passed to SCSI "ioctl" function certain values that the MegaRAID controller could not handle and S.M.A.R.T. self-tests on MegaRAID devices caused kernel errors and smartctl terminated unexpectedly. Such values are no longer passed to the MegaRAID controller and the bug is fixed.
All smartmontools users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves these issues.