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Re: smartd problems



> I have had an ongoing problem with smartd on one system (a Dell Precision
> 670)
> with a SCSI hard disk. When I start smartd this is what shows up in the
> logs:
>
> Dec 19 17:24:30 mach2 smartd[18726]: smartd version 5.33
> [x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-4 Bruce Allen
> Dec 19 17:24:30 mach2 smartd[18726]: Home page is
> http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/
> Dec 19 17:24:30 mach2 smartd[18726]: Opened configuration file
> /etc/smartd.conf
> Dec 19 17:24:30 mach2 smartd[18726]: Configuration file /etc/smartd.conf
> parsed.
> Dec 19 17:24:30 mach2 smartd[18726]: Device: /dev/sda, opened
> Dec 19 17:24:30 mach2 smartd[18726]: Device: /dev/sda, Bad IEC (SMART)
> mode
> page, err=-5, skip device
> Dec 19 17:24:30 mach2 smartd[18726]: Unable to register SCSI device
> /dev/sda at
> line 1 of file /etc/smartd.conf
> Dec 19 17:24:30 mach2 smartd[18726]: Unable to register device /dev/sda
> (no
> Directive -d removable). Exiting.
> Dec 19 17:24:30 mach2 smartd: smartd startup failed
>
> Googling on these errors produced little, except for possibly some problem
> with
> an ATA hard disk, which I don't *think* applies here. My smartd.conf file
> contains the default:
>
> /dev/sda -H -m root localhost localdomain
>
> which works just fine on all my other servers.
>
> Any thoughts?

I think this line says it all:

Dec 19 17:24:30 mach2 smartd[18726]: Device: /dev/sda, Bad IEC (SMART)
mode  page, err=-5, skip device

My suggestion is to check with your hard drive manufacturer to make sure
that the drive actually supports SMART, or if you have to do something to
enable it, either at the drive or BIOS level of your system.
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