Bug 533035 - SMART responses for SATA disks on SAS get interpreted as errors
Summary: SMART responses for SATA disks on SAS get interpreted as errors
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 12
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2009-11-04 18:52 UTC by Pim Zandbergen
Modified: 2012-03-05 21:43 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-07-21 12:36:24 UTC
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Description Pim Zandbergen 2009-11-04 18:52:27 UTC
Description of problem:

Running smartctl or smartd on SATA disks connected to a SAS controller
using the mptsas driver causes error messages in the syslog

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
any 2.6.30 kernel, ie kernel-

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. connect a SATA disk to an mptsas SAS controller
2. run smartctl -a -d sat /dev/sdX
3. view /var/log/messages
Actual results:
Nov  4 19:40:41 moog kernel: sd 10:0:4:0: [sdh] Sense Key : Recovered Error [current] [descriptor]
Nov  4 19:40:41 moog kernel: Descriptor sense data with sense descriptors (in hex):
Nov  4 19:40:41 moog kernel:        72 01 00 1d 00 00 00 0e 09 0c 00 00 00 00 00 00 
Nov  4 19:40:41 moog kernel:        00 4f 00 c2 00 50 
Nov  4 19:40:41 moog kernel: sd 10:0:4:0: [sdh] Add. Sense: ATA pass through information available

Expected results:
no error messages

Additional info:
these errors get reported by logwatch

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2010-04-28 11:05:34 UTC
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Comment 2 Pim Zandbergen 2010-05-03 08:49:11 UTC
This issue is still not fixed in Fedora 12 using kernel-

Comment 3 Ken Stailey 2010-07-13 11:07:45 UTC
I ported the LSI MPT version driver to kernel 2.6.32 but on Ubuntu.  Instructions on how to apply via dkms (which should be portable to Fedora 12 / RHEL 6) are at https://bugs.launchpad.net/debian/+bug/474207

Comment 4 Pim Zandbergen 2010-07-13 11:22:32 UTC
Actually, this issue is fixed in the 2.6.33 kernels that come with Fedora 13.

Comment 5 Ken Stailey 2010-07-13 11:36:36 UTC
Can you offer me any pointers to what was changed?

Was this fix also provided for 2.6.32 in RHEL 6 betas?


Comment 6 Pim Zandbergen 2010-07-13 12:57:15 UTC
I can't tell what was changed that made this issue disappear. I can only tell the issue went away on every server I upgraded. I probably should have reported that earlier.

I'm not even sure whether this was a problem with LSI cards only or a generic problem.

The kernel bugzilla does not mention anything either.

Comment 8 Pim Zandbergen 2010-07-21 09:00:28 UTC
The issues in comment #7 look like something different to me.

Bug 533035 is about logging a non-error as an error.

Comment 9 Chuck Ebbert 2010-07-21 12:35:30 UTC
(In reply to comment #7)
> This issue has not been fixed in Fedora 13 for my system.
> http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4135/4813320660_d2911fde74_b.jpg

That is a completely different error. Please file a bug against Fedora 13.

Comment 10 Chuck Ebbert 2010-07-21 12:36:24 UTC
Closing as fixed in Fedora 13.

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