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Subject:[smartmontools-support] SATA disks attached to DELL PERC 6/i controolser fail to display smart information
From:Alex Samorukov (
Date:Sep 4, 2009 10:40:43 am

Smartctl fail with SATA controller attached to the DELL Raid:

./smartctl /dev/sda -d megaraid,0 -a smartctl 5.39 2009-09-04 r2897 [x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-9 by Bruce Allen,

Creating /dev/megaraid_sas_ioctl_node = 17 Got MegaRAID inquiry.. ATA WDC WD5000AACS-01B01 /dev/sda [megaraid_disk_00] [SAT]: Device open changed type from 'megaraid' to 'sat' === START OF INFORMATION SECTION === Model Family: Western Digital Caviar Green family Device Model: WDC WD5000AACS-00ZUB0 Serial Number: WD-WCASU7381205 Firmware Version: 01.01B01 User Capacity: 500,107,862,016 bytes Device is: In smartctl database [for details use: -P show] ATA Version is: 8 ATA Standard is: Exact ATA specification draft version not indicated Local Time is: Fri Sep 4 10:37:22 2009 PDT SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability. SMART support is: Enabled

Rejecting SMART/ATA command to controller Rejecting SMART/ATA command to controller Error SMART Status command failed Please get assistance from A mandatory SMART command failed: exiting. To continue, add one or more '-T permissive' options.

The same command on different server with SAS drives shows everything correctly.

# uname -a Linux 2.6.18-128.7.1.el5xen #1 SMP Mon Aug 24 09:14:33 EDT 2009 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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