Hi,
my host is a freescale powerpc running Linux 2.6.21.
Attached on PCI express there is a Silicon Image 3132 SATA/RAID controller on which I do not have enabled any RAID functionality.
SATA ports are attached to 2 Stardom SR2760-2S-S2 Drive module. The latter is a box which can contain up to 2 2.5 HD and implements
a purely-hw RAID1 functionality.
This means that, having both box equipped with 2 per-each Toshiba HD, my OS sees /dev/sda and /dev/sdb.
I can mount them HD's, format, write-read. etc...

When it comes to smarttools, it seems that there's something weird concerning smartctrl output.
I'm afraid I'm missing some option or something...

Maybe this combination of controller/"HD" is not well-suited?

Thanks id advance!

Luigi Campora


I attach some output of smartctrl flavors:

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root@localhost:/root> smartctl -H /dev/sda
smartctl version 5.37 [powerpc-wrs-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-6 Bruce Allen
Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/

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
Please note the following marginal Attributes:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
255 Unknown_Attribute       0x00ff   000   000   255    Pre-fail  Always   FAILING_NOW 1099511627520
255 Unknown_Attribute       0x00ff   000   000   255    Pre-fail  Always   FAILING_NOW 280375465082881
255 Unknown_Attribute       0x00ff   000   000   255    Pre-fail  Always   FAILING_NOW 280375465082882
255 Unknown_Attribute       0x00ff   000   000   255    Pre-fail  Always   FAILING_NOW 280960218183428
255 Unknown_Attribute       0x00ff   000   000   255    Pre-fail  Always   FAILING_NOW 280994577921800
255 Unknown_Attribute       0x00cf   000   000   207    Pre-fail  Always   FAILING_NOW 281063297398544
255 Unknown_Attribute       0x00cf   000   000   207    Pre-fail  Always   FAILING_NOW 281132016875296
255 Unknown_Attribute       0x00ff   000   000   255    Pre-fail  Always   FAILING_NOW 280375465082944
254 Unknown_Attribute       0x007f   000   000   127    Pre-fail  Always   FAILING_NOW 280375465083008
254 Unknown_Attribute       0x007f   000   001   127    Pre-fail  Always   FAILING_NOW 280375465082880
255 Unknown_Attribute       0x00ff   000   002   255    Pre-fail  Always   FAILING_NOW 280375465082880
255 Unknown_Attribute       0x00ff   000   004   255    Pre-fail  Always   FAILING_NOW 281200736352000
255 Unknown_Attribute       0x00ff   000   008   255    Pre-fail  Always   FAILING_NOW 280805465143040
255 Unknown_Attribute       0x00ff   000   016   255    Pre-fail  Always   FAILING_NOW 281252275959552
255 Unknown_Attribute       0x00ff   000   032   255    Pre-fail  Always   FAILING_NOW 280719683237632
253 Unknown_Attribute       0x00ff   000   000   255    Pre-fail  Always   FAILING_NOW 281269455828736
255 Unknown_Attribute       0x00ff   000   064   255    Pre-fail  Always   FAILING_NOW 281303815567104
255 Unknown_Attribute       0x00ff   000   128   255    Pre-fail  Always   FAILING_NOW 281338175305472
255 Unknown_Attribute       0x00ff   001   000   255    Pre-fail  Always   FAILING_NOW 281355355174656
223 Load_Retry_Count        0x00ff   002   000   255    Pre-fail  Always   FAILING_NOW 281406894782208
255 Unknown_Attribute       0x00ff   004   000   255    Pre-fail  Always   FAILING_NOW 281458434389760
255 Unknown_Attribute       0x00ff   008   000   255    Pre-fail  Always   FAILING_NOW 280410479146752
255 Unknown_Attribute       0x00ff   016   000   255    Pre-fail  Always   FAILING_NOW 280444838885120
255 Unknown_Attribute       0x00ff   032   000   255    Pre-fail  Always   FAILING_NOW 60010239440640
240 Head_Flying_Hours       0x37e4   001   052   228    Old_age   Offline  FAILING_NOW 61109667182480
 48 Unknown_Attribute       0x0010   000   000   016    Old_age   Offline  FAILING_NOW 61263832954624
 25 Unknown_Attribute       0x37d0   000   025   208    Old_age   Offline  FAILING_NOW 61229926266852
 25 Unknown_Attribute       0x37ec   000   026   236    Old_age   Offline  FAILING_NOW 60679734179596
249 Unknown_Attribute       0x37a0   000   026   160    Old_age   Offline  FAILING_NOW 60851532871496

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root@localhost:/root> smartctl -a  /dev/sda
smartctl version 5.37 [powerpc-wrs-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-6 Bruce Allen
Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Device Model:     External Disk 0
Serial Number:    050F8AF_734531_4_0_A
Firmware Version: RGL10403
User Capacity:    80,026,361,856 bytes
Device is:        Not in smartctl database [for details use: -P showall]
ATA Version is:   6
ATA Standard is:  ATA/ATAPI-6 T13 1410D revision 2
Local Time is:    Thu Feb  7 18:49:55 2008 GMT
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:  (0x00) Offline data collection activity
                                        was never started.
                                        Auto Offline Data Collection: Disabled.
Total time to complete Offline
data collection:                 (   0) seconds.
Offline data collection
capabilities:                    (0x00)         Offline data collection not supported.
SMART capabilities:            (0x0000) Automatic saving of SMART data                                is not implemented.
Error logging capability:        (0x00) Error logging NOT supported.
                                        No General Purpose Logging support.

SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 23124
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
105 Unknown_Attribute       0x0066   000   000   102    Old_age   Always   FAILING_NOW 0
 71 Unknown_Attribute       0x544d   000   000   077    Pre-fail  Offline  FAILING_NOW 0

Warning: device does not support Error Logging
Warning! SMART ATA Error Log Structure error: invalid SMART checksum.
SMART Error Log Version: 84
Invalid Error Log index = 0x5a (T13/1321D rev 1c Section 8.41.6.8.2.2 gives valid range from 1 to 5)

Warning: device does not support Self Test Logging
Warning! SMART Self-Test Log Structure error: invalid SMART checksum.
SMART Self-test log structure revision number 23124
Warning: ATA Specification requires self-test log structure revision number = 1
No self-tests have been logged.  [To run self-tests, use: smartctl -t]


Device does not support Selective Self Tests/Logging

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