Re: FYI: strange libata EH lines in dmesg once after every bootup

From: Ingo Oeser
Date: Tue Jul 18 2006 - 17:11:45 EST

Hi Mark,

On Saturday, 15. July 2006 14:37, Mark Lord wrote:
> Okay. Most likely your drive doesn't support the autosave features.
> Just do "smartctl -d ata -a /dev/sdb" to see what it does support,
> and then change the system startup scripts to not issue any unsupported
> commands -- that'll get rid of those harmless boot time error messages.

Would it be very difficult to tell the user
"you issued unsupported command FOOBAR"
and ignore it after a while?

That way people can swap drives without reconfiguring smartscripts :-)

Support either in smartctl or kernel would be ok. Whereever you see fit.


Ingo Oeser
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