[Beowulf] Re: failure trends in a large disk drive population

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Sun Feb 18 16:09:16 EST 2007


On Sun, Feb 18, 2007 at 01:45:50PM -0500, Mark Hahn wrote:

> I use smartctl - the smart support in libata
> entered the mainstream 2.6.15 kernel (2006-01-03!)

I've got
nitrogen:~# uname -a
Linux nitrogen 2.6.15-amd64-smp-vs #1 SMP Tue Apr 25 09:54:14 CEST 2006 x86_64 GNU/Linux

but 

nitrogen:~# smartctl -a /dev/sda
smartctl version 5.32 Copyright (C) 2002-4 Bruce Allen
Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/

Device: ATA      HDT722525DLA380  Version: V44O
Serial number:       VDK41BT4D4TKTK
Device type: disk
Local Time is: Sun Feb 18 22:07:39 2007 CET
Device does not support SMART

Device does not support Error Counter logging

[GLTSD (Global Logging Target Save Disable) set. Enable Save with '-S on']
Device does not support Self Test logging

and

nitrogen:~# smartctl -d sata  -a /dev/sda
smartctl version 5.32 Copyright (C) 2002-4 Bruce Allen
Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/

=======> INVALID ARGUMENT TO -d: sata
=======> VALID ARGUMENTS ARE: ata, scsi, 3ware,N <=======

Use smartctl -h to get a usage summary

This is debian amd64, so probably the packages are way out of date.

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