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4.127. libatasmart

Updated libatasmart packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The libatasmart packages contain a small and lightweight parser library for ATA S.M.A.R.T. hard disk health monitoring.

Bug Fix

Due to libatasmart incorrectly calculating the number of bad sectors, certain tools, for example gnome-disk-utility, could erroneously report hard disks with Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T) as failing when logging in GNOME. This update corrects the bad sector calculation, which ensures that tools such as gnome-disk-utility do not report false positive warnings in this scenario.
All users of libatasmart are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.