Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#13411 new enhancement

Smart drive status information / warnings

Reported by: kallisti5 Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: Drivers/Disk Version: R1/Development
Keywords: S.M.A.R.T. SMART Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All


To alert users to potential hardware problems, having Haiku periodically monitor and report critical SMART faults would be a great feature.

General ideas:

  • Kernel interface or ioctl for drive smart status
  • Tracker SMART drive information. (right click drive, get info)
  • Tracker warning icon on disks with elevated warning levels
  • Notification on critical failures
  • Add smart warnings to checkfs


  • AHCI
  • NVMe
  • ATA


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gnome-drive-info.png (114.1 KB ) - added by kallisti5 6 years ago.
example of smart information from gnome drive management app

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Change History (7)

by kallisti5, 6 years ago

Attachment: gnome-drive-info.png added

example of smart information from gnome drive management app

comment:1 by kallisti5, 6 years ago

patch: 01

comment:2 by axeld, 6 years ago

While a Tracker integration would be nice, I think the first step would be to show that data in DriveSetup.

However, AFAIK, the data varies between manufacturers and model a lot, so it might not be easily possible to provide a Tracker integration like the one you are suggesting (ie. detecting a problem across manufacturers might prove problematic).

comment:3 by kallisti5, 6 years ago

I know Ubuntu *used* to alert you of failing drives. This is partially where I got the idea from. I had it happen once and it was pretty amazing since it gave me a little time to make sure my backups were in order.

Here is someone documenting it:

I have a dedicated Haiku machine at my desk, and i've heard the heads clack occasionally in a way they shouldn't which spawned this ticket :-)

comment:4 by kallisti5, 6 years ago

Just noticed a comment shows a neat research paper from google on predicting drive failures based on SMART data:

comment:5 by pulkomandy, 6 years ago

IIRC the SMART data varies, but for each field, you get the current value, max value ever observed, and warning/critical thresholds.

There is a tool on Linux to dump this data, which can give some hints about how to handle it.

comment:6 by pulkomandy, 6 years ago

patch: 10
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