I have wondered what emails sent from
smartd would look like. Interestingly, I received such a sample from one of my systems a couple of days ago.
To: hostmaster@[WITHHELD] Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2012 22:16:22 +0200 (CEST) Subject: SMART error (SelfTest) detected on host: [WITHHELD] This email was generated by the smartd daemon running on: host name: [WITHHELD] DNS domain: [WITHHELD] NIS domain: [WITHHELD] The following warning/error was logged by the smartd daemon: Device: /dev/ad0, new Self-Test Log error at hour timestamp 2 For details see host's SYSLOG. You can also use the smartctl utility for further investigation. No additional email messages about this problem will be sent.
This drive is identified by
=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION === Model Family: Quantum Fireball CR Device Model: QUANTUM FIREBALL CR4.3A Serial Number: [WITHHELD] Firmware Version: A5U.1200 User Capacity: 4.310.433.792 bytes [4,31 GB] Sector Size: 512 bytes logical/physical Device is: In smartctl database [for details use: -P show] ATA Version is: 4 ATA Standard is: ATA/ATAPI-4 T13 1153D revision 15 Local Time is: Wed Jun 20 08:26:23 2012 CEST SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability. SMART support is: Enabled
This is a very old drive claiming to have been in service for at least 21102 hours equal to about 2.4 years. I guess the counter has experienced a few overflows over time as the drive has been in continuous use for at least 6 years.
SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 9 Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds: ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE 1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate 0x0029 100 253 020 Pre-fail Offline - 0 3 Spin_Up_Time 0x0027 084 083 020 Pre-fail Always - 2079 4 Start_Stop_Count 0x0032 098 098 008 Old_age Always - 1361 5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct 0x0033 100 100 020 Pre-fail Always - 0 7 Seek_Error_Rate 0x000b 100 100 023 Pre-fail Always - 0 9 Power_On_Hours 0x0012 068 068 001 Old_age Always - 21102 11 Calibration_Retry_Count 0x0013 100 100 020 Pre-fail Always - 0 12 Power_Cycle_Count 0x0032 098 098 008 Old_age Always - 1360 13 Read_Soft_Error_Rate 0x000b 100 100 023 Pre-fail Always - 0 199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count 0x001a 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 0 198 Offline_Uncorrectable 0x0010 100 253 000 Old_age Offline - 0
The drive sits in an old system I keep around until it dies completely.