[smartmontools-support] using smartd to monitor a rotating group of USB drives?

Nathan Stratton Treadway nathanst at ontko.com
Thu Nov 8 00:06:53 CET 2018

On Tue, Nov 06, 2018 at 22:22:38 +0100, Christian Franke wrote:
> >Specifically for the "B)" issue, it seems like the platform shouldn't be
> >an issue -- or, at least, the platform-dependent factors should be no
> >greater than what already has been implemented: smartd must already get
> >and parse the model+serial info when it first detects the device (since
> >it names the state file, etc. using that info), so the question is
> >whether it should repeat that same process each time it opens the
> >device, to make sure the assumption that one physical device is
> >associated with a particular /dev/ file continues to hold true.
> This should be added, but requires some substantial reorganization
> of code and related testing. Will be addressed after next release.

Sounds good, thanks.

I just discovered ticket #695, currently titled "Incorrect serial number
in email report after drive replacement", which covers one particular
aspect of this broader issue.  Would it make sense for me to edit that
ticket to cover the broader issue, or would creating a new ticket be


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