Safe to run smartctl on PowerEdge 2950 Dell PERC 5/E?

dellpoweredge at dellpoweredge at
Thu Jul 29 11:17:01 CDT 2010

Hi List,

I've been reading about the smartctl problems people have been having. I 
couldn't see my controller listed in any of the threads. OS is RHEL5.4 
smartmontools is smartmontools-5.38-2.el5

  lsmod | grep mpt
mptctl                 64073  2
mptbase               117765  1 mptctl
scsi_mod              196697  14 

lspci -vv ..

0f:0e.0 RAID bus controller: Dell PowerEdge Expandable RAID controller 5
         Subsystem: Dell PERC 5/E Adapter RAID Controller
         Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- 
ParErr+ Stepping+ SERR+ FastB2B-
         Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium 
 >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
         Latency: 64 (32000ns min), Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
         Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 90
         Region 0: Memory at f80f0000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64K]
         Region 2: Memory at de5c0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
         Expansion ROM at de400000 [disabled] [size=32K]
         Capabilities: <access denied>

I'm looking to check a disk which is now a hot spare but may have failed 
previously so I'd like to know whether is has any failing blocks.

smartctl -a -d megaraid,1 /dev/sdd


More information about the Linux-PowerEdge mailing list