[smartmontools-support] 99 disk limit

Christian Franke Christian.Franke at t-online.de
Tue Feb 13 22:40:30 CET 2018

Peter Clausen wrote:
> I have a server with 101 disk drives in it and have written a utility 
> to poll various smart stats from the drives.
> Problem is that smartctl only seems to support up to 99 drives.

Device scan limitations exist and depend on smartmontools version, 
platform, ...
Please be more specific (e.g. provide first line of smartctl output).

> Issuing this command, for example, only returns the first 99 drives:
> smartctl -A --scan

BTW: -A and most other options have no effect if --scan is used.


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