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-126.96.36.199-64.fc11.x86_64
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
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
no error messages
these errors get reported by logwatch
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This issue is still not fixed in Fedora 12 using kernel-188.8.131.52-99.fc12.x86_64
I ported the LSI MPT version 4.22.00.00-2 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
Actually, this issue is fixed in the 2.6.33 kernels that come with Fedora 13.
Can you offer me any pointers to what was changed?
Was this fix also provided for 2.6.32 in RHEL 6 betas?
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.
This issue has not been fixed in Fedora 13 for my system.
The issues in comment #7 look like something different to me.
Bug 533035 is about logging a non-error as an error.
(In reply to comment #7)
> This issue has not been fixed in Fedora 13 for my system.
That is a completely different error. Please file a bug against Fedora 13.
Closing as fixed in Fedora 13.