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Re: kern/42552: smartd reports "not capable of SMART self-check"
The following reply was made to PR kern/42552; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
Cc: kern-bug-people%netbsd.org@localhost, gnats-admin%netbsd.org@localhost,
Subject: Re: kern/42552: smartd reports "not capable of SMART self-check"
Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2010 21:52:07 +0100
On Sat, Jan 09, 2010 at 03:50:05PM +0000, Matthias Pfaller wrote:
> Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 04, 2010 at 07:10:06PM +0000, Matthias Pfaller wrote:
> >> I have installed a kernel with this patch, but I can't reboot at the
> >> moment. I have an "atactl setstandby 3600" in my /etc/rc.local, so
> >> the drives are in standby, when the error occurs.
> > Yes, that could explain it. Not sure if the self test can be run
> > when the drive is in standby mode. If the patch doesn't help, can you
> > see if disabling the standby timer solves the problem ?
> Disabling the standby timer "solves" the problem. But the documentation
> of smartd states, that it should be able to work with drives in standby.
> So either this doesn't work with netbsd or it just doesn't work with
> Another thing: My previous system had drives on a piixide and when the
> drives woke up from standby, the kernel did not log a error message. Now
> I get errors like these from time to time:
> Jan 2 02:03:02 zork /netbsd: wd3e: device timeout reading fsbn 597712576
> of 59$
> Jan 2 02:03:02 zork /netbsd: ahcisata0 port 3: device present, speed:
> Jan 2 02:03:02 zork /netbsd: wd3: soft error (corrected)
> Is this something to be fixed or is piixide just more tolerant?
It's possible this requires SATA power management support in ahcisata.
But I didn't read this part of the spec yet :)
Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference
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