Hi,

The issue is solved. The problem was that smartctl shows some garbage output, which it shouldn't if smartd is disabled.

Thanks and regards

On Jan 10, 2008 3:42 AM, Bruce Allen < ballen@gravity.phys.uwm.edu> wrote:
Hi Jose,

This is pretty weird output -- I am not sure what is going on.  Would it
be possible for you to boot the system from some type of bootable CD like
knoppix that has smartmontools on it, and see if you get the same weird
output?  If so, then something is strange with the disks.  If not, then
something is strange with your kernel and/or smartmontools executable.

Cheers,
       Bruce

On Tue, 8 Jan 2008, Jose wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I am new to the mailing list but I have previously used smartctl without any
> problems. I just checked a
> system with two identical Maxtor disks and I get an erroneous output. I am
> not sure
> where the problem lies.
>
> The Maxtor disks 6B200M0 seem to be supported by smartmontools  but in the
> output below I get:
>
> SMART support is: Disabled
>
> What should I do to get smartmontools to work properly in this system, with
> the Maxtor disks?
>
> Thanks and kind regards
> Jose
>
> ================================================================================================================================
> [root@fedora8 ~]#  smartctl -P show /dev/sdb
> smartctl version 5.37 [x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-6 Bruce
> Allen
> Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/
>
> Drive found in smartmontools Database.  Drive identity strings:
> MODEL:              Maxtor 6B200M0
> FIRMWARE:           BANC1BY0
> match smartmontools Drive Database entry:
> MODEL REGEXP:       ^Maxtor
> 6(B(30|25|20|16|12|08)0[MPRS]|L(080[MLP]|(100|120)[MP]|160[MP]|200[MPRS]|250[RS]|300[RS]))0$
> FIRMWARE REGEXP:    .*
> MODEL FAMILY:       Maxtor DiamondMax 10 family (ATA/133 and SATA/150)
> ATTRIBUTE OPTIONS:  009 Power_On_Minutes
> [root@s20 ~]# smartctl -P show /dev/sdb
>
> ===============================================================================================================================
>
>
> [root@fedora8 ~]#  smartctl -a /dev/sdb
>
> smartctl version 5.37 [x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-6 Bruce
> Allen
> Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/
>
> === START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
> Model Family:     Maxtor DiamondMax 10 family (ATA/133 and SATA/150)
> Device Model:     Maxtor 6B200M0
> Serial Number:    B41W4ZKH
> Firmware Version: BANC1BY0
> User Capacity:    203,928,109,056 bytes
> Device is:        In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
> ATA Version is:   7
> ATA Standard is:  ATA/ATAPI-7 T13 1532D revision 0
> Local Time is:    Tue Jan  8 16:11:01 2008 CET
> SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
> SMART support is: Disabled
>
> Warning! SMART Attribute Data Structure error: invalid SMART checksum.
> Warning! SMART Attribute Thresholds Structure error: invalid SMART checksum.
> === START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
> SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED
> See vendor-specific Attribute list for marginal Attributes.
>
> General SMART Values:
> Offline data collection status:  (0x35)    Offline data collection activity
>                    is in a Reserved state
> .
>                    Auto Offline Data Collection: Disabled.
> Total time to complete Offline
> data collection:          (8245) seconds.
> Offline data collection
> capabilities:              (0x22) No SMART execute Offline immediate.
>                    Auto Offline data collection on/off support.
>                    Suspend Offline collection upon new
>                    command.
>                    No Offline surface scan supported.
>                    No Self-test supported.
>                    Conveyance Self-test supported.
>                    No Selective Self-test supported.
> SMART capabilities:            (0xe953)    Saves SMART data before entering
>                    power-saving mode.
>                    Supports SMART auto save timer.
> Error logging capability:        (0x76)    Error logging supported.
>                    General Purpose Logging supported.
> Conveyance self-test routine
> recommended polling time:      (  97) minutes.
>
> SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 28530
> Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
> ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED
> WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
> 110 Unknown_Attribute       0x656e   034   032   110    Old_age   Always
> FAILING_NOW 54108873437747
> 57 Unknown_Attribute       0x3635   053   052   053    Pre-fail  Offline
> FAILING_NOW 11133515085110
> 83 Unknown_Attribute       0x6961   110   116   097    Pre-fail
> Offline      -       111482140444461
> 115 Unknown_Attribute       0x2022   034   072   034    Old_age   Always
> FAILING_NOW 78260301231457
> 114 Unknown_Attribute       0x6e6f   110   101   111    Pre-fail  Always
> FAILING_NOW 57373015351330
> 55 Unknown_Attribute       0x3736   056   055   054    Old_age
> Always       -       54108873765683
> 10 Spin_Retry_Count        0x4f22   114   105   034    Old_age
> Always       -       35332068306535
> 72 Unknown_Attribute       0x7561   116   101   097    Pre-fail
> Offline      -       256677870841203
> 233 Unknown_Attribute       0x7365   034   032   101    Pre-fail  Offline
> FAILING_NOW 60705943204403
> 55 Unknown_Attribute       0x3738   051   051   056    Old_age   Offline
> FAILING_NOW 11133447975987
> 82 Unknown_Attribute       0x7569   112   101   105    Pre-fail  Offline
> In_the_past 37879286821497
> 34 Unknown_Attribute       0x7950   114   233   080    Old_age
> Offline      -       71663465392494
> 108 Unknown_Attribute       0x6e61   116   105   097    Pre-fail
> Offline      -       35332337005937
> 50 Unknown_Attribute       0x342e   055   053   046    Old_age
> Always       -       58502575109684
> 53 Unknown_Attribute       0x3837   032   010   055    Pre-fail  Always
> FAILING_NOW 125844394560802
> 106 Unknown_Attribute       0x6165   117   034   101    Pre-fail  Offline
> In_the_past 128047492112928
> 45 Unknown_Attribute       0x6147   114   111   071    Pre-fail
> Always       -       56213109042798
> 46 Unknown_Attribute       0x3435   054   052   053    Pre-fail  Offline
> In_the_past 59602220889907
> 50 Unknown_Attribute       0x2037   010   034   055    Pre-fail  Always
> FAILING_NOW 129121353754964
> 101 Unknown_Attribute       0x2022   034   072   034    Old_age   Always
> FAILING_NOW 49973646620001
> 121 Unknown_Attribute       0xe972   110   233   114    Old_age   Always
> FAILING_NOW 55195163849573
> 53 Unknown_Attribute       0x3634   052   051   052    Old_age   Offline
> FAILING_NOW 55208402564151
> 57 Unknown_Attribute       0x0a20   034   072   032    Old_age
> Offline      -       127979059503721
> 101 Unknown_Attribute       0x2022   034   072   034    Old_age   Always
> FAILING_NOW 49973646620001
> 121 Unknown_Attribute       0xe972   110   233   114    Old_age   Always
> FAILING_NOW 55195163849573
> 53 Unknown_Attribute       0x3436   054   054   054    Old_age   Always
> FAILING_NOW 56320832647730
> 49 Unknown_Attribute       0x0a20   034   083   032    Old_age
> Offline      -       84857622260065
> 99 Unknown_Attribute       0x6568   108   034   104    Old_age   Offline
> In_the_past 121437538230816
> 101 Unknown_Attribute       0x2d74   071   097   116    Old_age   Offline
> FAILING_NOW 37819039772530
> 51 Unknown_Attribute       0x2e32   054   050   050    Old_age   Always
> In_the_past 59580695655729
>
> Warning! SMART ATA Error Log Structure error: invalid SMART checksum.
> SMART Error Log Version: 183
> Invalid Error Log index = 0x8a (T13/1321D rev 1c Section 8.41.6.8.2.2 gives
> valid range from 1 to 5)
>
> Warning! SMART Self-Test Log Structure error: invalid SMART checksum.
> SMART Self-test log structure revision number 35511
> Warning: ATA Specification requires self-test log structure revision number
> = 1
> Num  Test_Description    Status                  Remaining  LifeTime(hours)
> LBA_of_first_error
> # 1  Reserved offline    Completed without error       20%     42135
> -
> # 2  Vendor offline      Completed without error       40%     29161
> -
> # 3  Reserved offline    Unknown/reserved test status  90%     19611
> -
> # 4  Vendor offline      Completed: handling damage??  00%     47998
> 3955004886
> # 5  Reserved offline    Self-test routine in progress 140%
> 15708         -
> # 6  Vendor offline      Unknown/reserved test status  10%     31352
> -
> # 7  Vendor offline      Fatal or unknown error        120%
> 11822         3679321068
> # 8  Vendor offline      Completed: read failure       60%     13326
> 917655317
> # 9  Extended captive    Completed: servo/seek failure 140%
> 54312         3044941551
> #10  Reserved offline    Unknown/reserved test status  10%     42025
> -
> #11  Vendor offline      Completed: electrical failure 10%     33532
> 2442578247
> #12  Vendor offline      Completed without error       120%
> 50178         -
> #13  Reserved offline    Unknown/reserved test status  30%     33059
> -
> #14  Reserved offline    Aborted by host               10%     21741
> -
> #15  Vendor offline      Completed: handling damage??  140%
> 58432         3894033971
> #16  Reserved offline    Completed: handling damage??  00%     57876
> 1696877460
> #17  Vendor offline      Aborted by host               100%
> 31037         -
> #18  Vendor offline      Completed: unknown failure    30%     64497
> 2774460545
> #19  Vendor offline      Fatal or unknown error        110%
> 38474         2928279629
> #20  Vendor offline      Aborted by host               80%      7934
> -
> #21  Reserved offline    Unknown/reserved test status  80%     25942
> -
>
> Device does not support Selective Self Tests/Logging
>