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Re: [opensuse] Re: test for hdd
  • From: "Joe Morris (NTM)" <Joe_Morris@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 22:37:41 +0800
  • Message-id: <45801035.5010603@xxxxxxx>
Joachim Schrod wrote:
> Joe Morris (NTM) wrote:
>> Joachim Schrod wrote:
>>> On a related note, for other readers: In 10.0, smartmontools don't
>>> work with SATA disks. Anybody knows if this has changed in 10.1 or
>>> 10.2, with a more recent kernel?
>
>> It must, it works on 9.3. There was an option in the config file for
>> SATA drives in 9.3.
>
> Hmm, doesn't work here.
>
> I assume that you mean smartd.conf with the config file.
Correct. I just added a couple weeks ago 2 SATA disks to 9.3. I only
added
/dev/sda -d ata
/dev/sdb -d ata

to my smartd.conf, restarted the daemon, and it worked, i.e.

Dec 12 01:12:12 server smartd[22028]: Device: /dev/sda, SMART Prefailure Attribute: 1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate changed from 101 to 108
Dec 12 01:12:12 server smartd[22028]: Device: /dev/sdb, SMART Prefailure Attribute: 1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate changed from 112 to 113


> Thus, I don't see how I can make it work with smartmontools from the
> distribution.
>
> Am I doing something wrong here?
I'm not sure. Maybe I see now.
Dec 13 22:30:18 server smartd[9016]: Configuration file /etc/smartd.conf
parsed.

Dec 13 22:30:18 server smartd[9016]: Device: /dev/sda, opened
Dec 13 22:30:18 server smartd[9016]: Device: /dev/sda, not found in
smartd datab
ase.
Dec 13 22:30:18 server smartd[9016]: Device: /dev/sda, is SMART capable.
Adding
to "monitor" list.
Dec 13 22:30:18 server smartd[9016]: Device: /dev/sdb, opened
Dec 13 22:30:18 server smartd[9016]: Device: /dev/sdb, not found in
smartd datab
ase.
Dec 13 22:30:18 server smartd[9016]: Device: /dev/sdb, is SMART capable.
Adding
to "monitor" list.
Dec 13 22:30:18 server smartd[9016]: Device: /dev/hda, opened
Dec 13 22:30:18 server smartd[9016]: Device: /dev/hda, not found in
smartd datab
ase.
Dec 13 22:30:18 server smartd[9016]: Device: /dev/hda, enabled SMART
Attribute A
utosave.
Dec 13 22:30:18 server smartd[9016]: Device: /dev/hda, enabled SMART
Automatic O
ffline Testing.

But when I try your command,
server:/home/joe # smartctl -i /dev/sda
smartctl version 5.33 [i686-pc-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-4 Bruce Allen
Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/

Device: ATA ST3320620AS Version: 3.AA

SATA disks accessed via libata are not currently supported by
smartmontools. When libata is given an ATA pass-thru ioctl() then an
additional '-d libata' device type will be added to smartmontools.

So I guess it is not fully functional. I do remember reading something
about smartmontools and SATA in the 10.2 release notes. So I guess it
is maybe only partially working with SATA in 9.3. Not real sure, and
since I plan on updating the server to 10.2 in the near future, I won't
worry too much about it.


--
Joe Morris
Registered Linux user 231871






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