On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 10:14:14PM +0200, Christian Franke wrote:
> Joerg Sommrey wrote:
>> The output of "smartctl -l selective /dev/sda" shows a wrong remaining
>> percentage for a running selective self test, e.g.
>> SPAN MIN_LBA MAX_LBA CURRENT_TEST_STATUS
>> 1 0 100000000 Self_test_in_progress [10% left] (7977798-8043333)
>> The value runs down quickly to 10% when there are actually more than 90%
>> left and stays at this value for the remainder of the test.
> Smartctl does not calculate the '% left' value. It simply uses bits 0:3
> (1=10%,..., 9=90%) of the 'Self-test execution status byte' which is
> part of the SMART data read from the drive.
> So this is actually a drive firmware issue :-)
As I said before: Not a big issue.
Thanks for clarifying.
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