Have you tried with -t permissive as smarctl suggest?

On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 11:01 PM, <xavier.quintuna@orange-ftgroup.com> wrote:

Hi There,

I'm using smartmonttools in one of my cluster but I have this error in my IBM cluster.


$/usr/sbin/smartctl --smart=on /dev/sda
smartctl version 5.36 [x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-6 Bruce Allen
Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/

scsiModePageOffset: response length too short, resp_len=4 offset=4 bd_len=0
unable to fetch IEC (SMART) mode page [scsi response fails sanity test]
A mandatory SMART command failed: exiting. To continue, add one or more '-T permissive' options

My machine is:
Linux r-lnx-lustre6 2.6.18-8.el5 #1 SMP Fri Jan 26 14:15:14 EST 2007 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

If I run:

# /usr/sbin/smartctl -d scsi -a /dev/sda
smartctl version 5.36 [x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-6 Bruce Allen
Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/

Device: ServeRA  Drive 1          Version: V1.0
scsiModePageOffset: response length too short, resp_len=4 offset=4 bd_len=0
>> Terminate command early due to bad response to IEC mode page
A mandatory SMART command failed: exiting. To continue, add one or more '-T permissive' options

cat /proc/scsi/scsi 
Attached devices:
 Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00  
Vendor: ServeRA  Model: Drive 1          Rev: V1.0  
Type:   Direct-Access                    ANSI SCSI revision: 02

sginfo /dev/sda INQUIRY response (cmd: 0x12) ----------------------------
Device Type                        0
Vendor:                    ServeRA 
Product:                   Drive 1      
Revision level:            V1.0


I really appreciate any help

Xavier


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