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

Bruce Allen ballen at gravity.phys.uwm.edu
Mon Feb 19 22:15:59 PST 2007

Sorry guys, I have been distracted the last few days -- if this is a 
smartmontools question please repeat it -- I can probably answer easily.


On Sun, 18 Feb 2007, Mark Hahn wrote:

>> 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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