[pve-devel] [PATCH] smartmontools.default: add `-q never` to smartd_opts

Stoiko Ivanov s.ivanov at proxmox.com
Fri Jun 16 14:22:08 CEST 2023

smartmontools has the option to run as 'notify' type systemd.service
(see `smartd(8)` in bookworm and later), and debian-upstream uses
If a system has no monitorable disks (observed in a HP DL380g8, where
smartd does not seem to work by default with the the smart-array
controller with a RAID1 configured) the smartmontools.service fails
because smartd exits with 17.

Adding `-q nodev0`, which should cause the exit not to be considered a
failure does not work either, because type=notify does not expect the
daemon to exit (or the daemon exits before notifying systemd)

Tested by installing a version with this patch on the HP DL380g8
mentioned above, additionally inside a VM running PVE and a workstation
upgraded to the latest 8.0 beta.

Signed-off-by: Stoiko Ivanov <s.ivanov at proxmox.com>
 debian/smartmontools.default | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/debian/smartmontools.default b/debian/smartmontools.default
index 6a8a6e2..ed6c78a 100644
--- a/debian/smartmontools.default
+++ b/debian/smartmontools.default
@@ -5,5 +5,5 @@
 # Not needed (and not recommended) if the device is monitored by smartd
 #enable_smart="/dev/hda /dev/hdb"
-# uncomment to pass additional options to smartd on startup
+# to pass additional options to smartd on startup add them space separated
+smartd_opts="-q never"

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