[PLUG-ANNOUNCE] TONIGHT: PLUG Advanced Topics: Smarter S.M.A.R.T. and related storage challenges

Michael Dexter dexter at ambidexter.com
Tue Jan 19 12:43:05 PST 2016

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics Meeting Announcement

Who: Roundtable discussion, moderated by Brian Martin and Michael Dexter
What: Smarter S.M.A.R.T. and related storage challenges
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)
When: Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

We are addicted to storage devices like hard and solid state disks.

Modern computing begins with storage and could survive quite some time 
without the computing part, as demonstrated by past storage devices like 
the Rosetta Stone for which we struggle to decode.

This means HDD's and SSD's are reliable, right?

Alas, they are not. In fact the situation is somewhat terrifying. File 
systems have made significant progress in the last decade but 
remarkably, there are still significant issues surrounding the devices 
they inhabit.

Storage devices are inconsistent, to put it politely, about notifying 
the user of existing, potential and impending problems. Built-in, 
standard-ish reporting mechanisms like S.M.A.R.T. exist but pose as many 
challenges as they address. Some storage "health" monitoring data is 
straight-forward, some is not:


Bring your storage-related questions, war stories and gadgets!

Calagator Page: http://calagator.org/events/1250469450

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/
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PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its 
mailing lists or at its meetings.

See you there!

Michael Dexter
PLUG Volunteer

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