[smartmontools-support] CCISS Windows Support
dan at obluda.cz
Fri Apr 13 16:03:32 CEST 2018
> Unfortunately there is no change since this ~10 year old mail on old support ML:
> This would at least require documentation (or sample sourcecode) for pass-through functionality (if any) in CCISS Windows driver and access to a test machine.
> Does a vendor specific Windows tool exist which could access SMART data?
> If not, there is possibly no pass-through support in this driver.
I did a quick look into hpcisss2.sys
Such driver is CSMI based and it recognizes CC_CSMI_SAS_STP_PASSTHRU
control code in CSMI_SAS_SIGNATURE group.
But it also implements proprietary access control as described in
paragraph 5 of:
The CC_CSMI_SAS_STP_PASSTHRU requires CSMI=Full access while default is
CSMI=Limited - so the CC_CSMI_SAS_STP_PASSTHRU requests are refused.
There's a chance that smartmontools will work, using CSMI (-d csmi)
method - if the driver will be reconfigured in registry to allow full
Sorry, I have no such hardware, so I can't test by self.
I claimed, I did just quick look into binary driver = so I can be wrong.
Even if it will work, I feel no responsibility for possible security
consequences of driver running in CSMI=Full mode. Nor for other
consequences it may have.
See also: https://www.smartmontools.org/ticket/243
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