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

Mark Hahn hahn at mcmaster.ca
Sun Feb 18 14:09:09 PST 2007

> Linux nitrogen 2.6.15-amd64-smp-vs #1 SMP Tue Apr 25 09:54:14 CEST 2006 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> smartctl version 5.32 Copyright (C) 2002-4 Bruce Allen

the machine I checked has 5.33, and 5.36 is the date on the sources I 
grabbed in early dec.  the machine in question is running HP XC 3.0, 
based on RHEL4's 2.6.9 - obviously with some backports.

> 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

well, afaikt, that's actually a pretty recent sata disk, and certainly
does support SMART.  might you need smartctl -e?  some bioses offer an
option to en/disable smart, but afaikt -e fixed that.

> nitrogen:~# smartctl -d sata  -a /dev/sda

I needed -d ata on my system.  (libata, which has always been intended
to support both parallel and serial - and is now the preferred driver 
for some pata disks...)

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