SMART long-self tests hang on Seagate ST3500630NS 3BKT attached to SAS6/iR
tim at seoss.co.uk
Wed May 12 07:01:05 CDT 2010
Can anyone with some Seagate ST3500630NS drives try to request a SMART
long self test with "smartctl -t long /dev/sg0" or similar?
I have two of these drives attached to a SAS6/iR - they have been
upgraded from firmware 3BKS a couple of months ago. Both drives just
get as far as:
Self-test execution status: ( 249) Self-test routine in progress...
90% of test remaining.
but don't get any further in ~20 hours - so I assume the test has hung.
I have one of these drives reporting 1 pending (i.e. unreadable) sector
- hence wanting to do a full self test to attempt to read every sector.
ionice -c 3 dd if=/dev/sdb of=/dev/null iflag=direct bs=65536
and that ran to completion, but the drive is still showing a pending
sector - so either the drive is wrong, or the sector isn't a
user-visible one, I suppose? I'd be happy to return this drive to Dell
if they feel like debugging this issue further, but I can't think of
much I can do myself (except perhaps flashing a different earlier or
non-Dell firmware to the drive)....
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