Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 145596
SMART support in SATA driver
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:06 EST
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Description of problem:
In RHEL3, SMART disk monitoring does not work for SATA disks, see
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=134337. We miss
this vital "enterprise" feature- the existing SMART monitoring tools
work very well for PATA disks- we discover and replace faulty disks
before losing all the data. With SATA disks, lacking SMART monitoring,
we discover defective disks too late, after much of the data is
Will payware Enterprise Linux developers please put more priority into
making SATA SMART work in RHEL3 (and 4)?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run "smartctl -d sata -a /dev/sda"
Actual Results: "sorry, no SMART on SATA for you!"
Internal RFE bug #145709 entered; will be considered for future releases.
This feature is available in test, and will be added to RHEL as soon
as it is standardized (March 2005).
*** Bug 134337 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 145061 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Bug 134337 and bug 145061 are not RHEL3 bugs, so I reopened them
(since they can't be dups of this bug).
still looking for this feature. any update on time frame?
kernel 2.6.15 has smart-over-sata support now.
RHEL4 U3 Beta has no smart-over-sata support still.
Hello, Konstantin. Are you sure that "-d sata" is appropriate?
The RHEL3 U7 beta kernel does now have SMART support on SATA, but when
I tried to confirm that this bug was resolved by running the command
"smartctl -d sata -a /dev/sda", I got the following error:
=======> INVALID ARGUMENT TO -d: sata <=======
=======> VALID ARGUMENTS ARE: ata, scsi <=======
I think this should be closed as a dup of bug 130712. Jeff Garzik,
do you agree?
I will try this on my lone (last) RHEL3 machine and write up the result. We have
been slowly migrating to RHEL4, any ETA when SATA SMART will be fixed there?
(Never mind, there are 100 other bugs open about that). K.O.
The upcoming RHEL3 and RHEL4 updates both have SMART support in them ("ATA
For smartctl, you need to use "-d ata" not "-d sata".
Hello, Konstantin. The RHEL3 U7 public beta period has just started today.
You may download the 2.4.21-38.EL kernel for testing from the RHN beta channels.
Please let us know whether this bug report has been resolved with that kernel.
Thanks in advance.
It is quite trivial to test SATA's SMART support.
Anyone with (a) a SATA controller, (b) a SATA hard drive and (c) the
RHEL-provided kernel-utils packages can do so.
Closing this as dup of bug 130712 in anticipation of positive test
results. Propagating management acks from there as well.
The SATA update that resolves this was committed to the RHEL3 U7
patch pool on 1-Dec-2005 (in kernel version 2.4.21-38.EL).
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 130712 ***
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
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