Bruce/Doug,
Its Smartmon 5.32 with Redhat 7.2 stock kernel.
 
If there is any doubt as to the answer I need to know it. The fact that I just started using smartmon
and have had two drive problems in one or two weeks makes it a definite question.
 
Don


From: Bruce Allen [mailto:ballen@gravity.phys.uwm.edu]
Sent: Mon 13/09/2004 11:30 PM
To: Don Shesnicky
Cc: Smartmontools Mailing List; Douglas Gilbert
Subject: RE: [smartmontools-support]minor/major errors (fwd)

Don,

What version of smartmontools and OS are you using?  I'll let Doug answer
your question.

Cheers,
        Bruce

On Mon, 13 Sep 2004, Don Shesnicky wrote:

>
> Bruce,
> Just to clarify the original question - is it at all possible that
> smartmon could poke a wrong value into a drive that might cause it to
> fail or otherwise behave strangely? Don't mind me for asking but after
> this server has gone down twice while we head for a deadline has me in a
> very twitchy state.
>
> Don
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bruce Allen [mailto:ballen@gravity.phys.uwm.edu]
> Sent: Monday, September 13, 2004 9:11 PM
> To: Don Shesnicky
> Cc: Douglas Gilbert; Smartmontools Mailing List
> Subject: RE: [smartmontools-support]minor/major errors (fwd)
>
> Don,
>
> This doesn't answer your question directly -- but have you tried running
> a self-test on the disk (smartctl -t long)?  If the disk supports
> self-testing, this is the first thing to try.  And note: if the disk is
> 'on its last legs' then the added load of a self-test *could* be the
> final straw.  (But if this is the case then it's doomed anyway -- it's
> just a matter of time.)
>
> Cheers,
>       Bruce
>
> On Mon, 13 Sep 2004, Don Shesnicky wrote:
>
> > 
> > Anyone,
> > The reason I got interested in this utility is that I had a 36 gig
> > SCSI Seagate drive go bad in a login server. Just before it went down
> > it was showing one major error. Today we had the rebuilt server just
> > about do the exact same scenerio. The /var partition is trashed and I
> > had to create a temporary one on the root partition to get us up
> running again.
> > Yesterday the output of a smartctl script run started showing 1 major
> > error... just like before.
> >
> > Let me ask everyone/anyone this - is there ANYTHING in the smartmon
> > tools itself that could cause this?
> >
> > Don
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Douglas Gilbert [mailto:dougg@torque.net]
> > Sent: Monday, September 13, 2004 5:52 PM
> > To: Don Shesnicky
> > Subject: Re: [smartmontools-support]minor/major errors (fwd)
> >
> > Don Shesnicky wrote:
> > > Doug,
> > > Can you tell me what bit/flag/variable the tool is looking at so I
> > > can
> >
> > > ask Seagate for the meaning and whether it is a problem? Here are
> > > the numbers for another disk which is heavily used but I have none
> > > that don't show something in these columns.
> > >
> > > Don
> > >
> > > Error counter log:
> > >           Errors Corrected    Total      Total   Correction
> > > Gigabytes    Total
> > >               delay:       [rereads/    errors   algorithm
> > > processed    uncorrected
> > >             minor | major  rewrites]  corrected  invocations   [10^9
> > > bytes]  errors
> > > read:   182805994        0         0  182805994   182805994
> > > 22277.952           0
> > > write:         0         0         0         0            0
> > > 2733.390           0
> >
> > Don,
> > It is the "Read Error Counter" log page (i.e. log page code 3) and the
>
> > parameter is called "Errors corrected without substantial delay" (i.e.
> > parameter code 0). That log page is defined in SPC (a.k.a. SCSI-3),
> > SPC-2 and SPC-3 (i.e. it has been there since at least 1997).
> >
> > Doug Gilbert
> >
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