SCSI-ATA translation: Handling of SMART

Rich Ramos rich_ramos at
Thu Jun 3 17:54:07 PDT 2004

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* Rich Ramos <rich_ramos at>

In going back through my notes on SMART as it was discussed during 
the last meeting, I noted that Curtis was working on a definition of 
"SMART passthrough" for SCSI.

I have to admit I don't know much about ATA SMART, so keep that in 
mind when answering this question since this is possibly a naive 
question :)

Is a passthrough mechanism somehow a superior method than the current 
Informational Exceptions log pages?  What are the major differences?

I would ask this on the con call tomorrow, if there is one, but 
unfortunately I will be on a plane during the meeting.

Thanks in advance.


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