Hi all,

I m trying to use smartd to run periodic SMART tests on the SCSI drives for the Linux blades.
I setup smartd so it logs information to /var/log/smartd.log

Here is what /etc/smartd.conf looks like:
# To schedule a long Self-Test everyday at 3 am, 9 am, 2 pm and 6 pm
/dev/sda -a -s L/../.././(03|09|14|18)
/dev/sdb -a -s L/../.././(03|09|14|18)


I see messages in the log file that indicate when the test starts. My question is:
Is it possible to have smartd report when the self test actually finished?

I am trying to run the test multiple times during the day to test how long it takes
during varying degrees of disk usage.


Here is the /var/log/smartd.log output:

Aug  3 02:55:03 vre smartd[28148]: smartd version 5.37 [x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-6 Bruce Allen
Aug  3 02:55:03 vre smartd[28148]: Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/
Aug  3 02:55:03 vre smartd[28148]: Opened configuration file /etc/smartd.conf
Aug  3 02:55:03 vre smartd[28148]: Configuration file /etc/smartd.conf parsed.
Aug  3 02:55:03 vre smartd[28148]: Device: /dev/sda, opened
Aug  3 02:55:03 vre smartd[28148]: Device: /dev/sda, is SMART capable. Adding to "monitor" list.
Aug  3 02:55:03 vre smartd[28148]: Device: /dev/sdb, opened
Aug  3 02:55:03 vre smartd[28148]: Device: /dev/sdb, is SMART capable. Adding to "monitor" list.
Aug  3 02:55:03 vre smartd[28148]: Monitoring 0 ATA and 2 SCSI devices
Aug  3 02:55:03 vre smartd[28150]: smartd has fork()ed into background mode. New PID=28150.
Aug  3 03:25:03 vre smartd[28150]: Device: /dev/sda, starting scheduled Long Self-Test.
Aug  3 03:25:03 vre smartd[28150]: Device: /dev/sdb, starting scheduled Long Self-Test.
Aug  3 09:25:03 vre smartd[28150]: Device: /dev/sda, starting scheduled Long Self-Test.
Aug  3 09:25:03 vre smartd[28150]: Device: /dev/sdb, starting scheduled Long Self-Test.

Running smartctl -l selftest doesn’t seem to have this information either:

[root@XXX]# /usr/sbin/smartctl -l selftest /dev/sda
smartctl version 5.37 [x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-6 Bruce Allen
Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/


SMART Self-test log
Num  Test              Status                 segment  LifeTime  LBA_first_err [SK ASC ASQ]
     Description                              number   (hours)
# 1  Background long   Completed                   -    7970                 - [-   -    -]
# 2  Background long   Completed                   -    7964                 - [-   -    -]
# 3  Background short  Completed                   -    7481                 - [-   -    -]
# 4  Background long   Completed                   -    5499                 - [-   -    -]
# 5  Background long   Completed                   -    5493                 - [-   -    -]
# 6  Background short  Completed                   -    5485                 - [-   -    -]
# 7  Background short  Interrupted ('-X' switch)   -    4861                 - [-   -    -]
# 8  Background short  Completed                   -    4861                 - [-   -    -]
# 9  Background short  Interrupted ('-X' switch)   -    4861                 - [-   -    -]

Long (extended) Self Test duration: 1560 seconds [26.0 minutes]





Thanks,
Kapil