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

Bond Masuda bond.masuda at jlbond.com
Thu Jul 29 12:56:48 CDT 2010


The version  of smartmontools that comes with RHEL5 doesn't have support
for the megaraid. You'll need to upgrade to at least 5.39.1 or newer.

I have an RPM built for RHEL5 for smartmontools 5.39.1 if you want it I
can email it to you.

-Bond

On Thu, 2010-07-29 at 17:17 +0100, dellpoweredge at semantico.com wrote:
> 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 
> mptctl,ib_iser,iscsi_tcp,bnx2i,cxgb3i,libiscsi2,scsi_transport_iscsi2,scsi_dh,sr_mod,libata,usb_storage,sg,megaraid_sas,sd_mod
> 
> 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
> 
> 
> g.
> 
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