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Tasklist

FS#65717 - [libatasmart] Fix Bug #97446, upstream dead for 8 years.

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by corecontingency (corecontingency) - Thursday, 05 March 2020, 23:05 GMT
Last edited by freswa (frederik) - Friday, 06 March 2020, 00:01 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Assigned
Assigned To Jan de Groot (JGC)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 1
Private No

Details

Description:

Upstream has been dead for 8 years, since 2012.

Here's the bug:
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=97446

Here's the patch:
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/attachment.cgi?id=125967


This bug causes incorrect temperature readings on some SSDs, making it permanently display a reading of 99 degrees C.

This has wide ranging effects for most temperature monitoring software since this library is used to read disk temps.

Several other upstream bugs have been fixed with Arch downstream patches (#61998, and #25772), so I don't think this bug should be an exception.

Thank you!


Here is some further discussion on the ubuntu bug report:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libatasmart/+bug/1581594
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Comment by Eli Schwartz (eschwartz) - Thursday, 05 March 2020, 23:18 GMT
If you follow the link to the Ubuntu bug, there's debate about whether this is the correct solution. Which of the competing patches do you think we should use...

Maybe you could get in contact with the author, who is still very active in other projects even if not for this? ;)

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