[smartmontools-support] [PATCH v5] scsi: Add hwmon support for SMART temperature sensors

Linus Walleij linus.walleij at linaro.org
Tue Oct 16 10:17:13 CEST 2018

Hi Christian,

thanks a lot for your feedback!

On Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 7:36 AM Christian Franke
<Christian.Franke at t-online.de> wrote:
> Linus Walleij wrote:
> > ...
> > - I am uncertain if this applies to SAS drives as well,
> >    it appears not (Christian Frankes answer) they
> >    require a different access method, and I can't test it,
> >    so I am currently only setting it up explicitly for
> >    ATA slave devices.
> It doesn't apply to SAS devices.
> If there is ATA/SATA temperature detection support in the kernel, it
> should IMO also be mapped to SCSI/SAS commands as suggested by SAT (see
> also the mail from Douglas Gilbert):
> If SCSI Temperature Log page is requested (SCSI LOG SENSE cmd) for an
> ATA/SATA device, read SMART attributes and return a Log page with
> Temperature field set from attribute 194.
> Does your patch support this?

Not yet. I have nothing to test with, else I would try to take a
stab. I try to start by fixing the small need I have but leave space
and placeholders for improvements.

> SAT requires "SCT Status" or "Device Statistics" access method for
> temperature. In practice, SMART attribute 194 is supported by much more
> devices.

If something like this is used by USB attached drives I could try it,
because I do have a USB cradle.

Linus Walleij

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