An updated smartmontools package that fixes one bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The smartmontools package contains two utilities, 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.
- Prior to this update, when a system event relevant to smartd happened, the following spurious error message was output if no mail address was configured:
smartd: internal error in MailWarning(): cfg.mailwarn->emailfreq=0This unintended behavior has been fixed in this update so that the spurious error message is no longer displayed.
All smartmontools users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes this bug.