Bruce Allen | 2 Nov 00:25 2004
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Re: [Smartmontools-database]New (old) drive

> Got another drive not in the database.  I can read the basic info from
> it but nothing more.  Can not get a selftest to run. Guess it may be
> time to retire it anyway...
> 
> Device Model:     QUANTUM FIREBALLP KA10.1
> ATA Version is:   4

Self-tests were only introduced in ATA version 5.

Cheers,
	Bruce

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Jeff | 2 Nov 05:41 2004

Linux Journal Jan 2004

I read the article. I saved the paper copy, but I have cleverly mislaid it.

When I click on the link at sourceforge, I am told that the article
is restricted to subscribers. Since a friend subscribes, and I get his
old journals, I can't sign up to get the online version.

Is there any way to get an electronic copy?

    Thanks,
    Jeff Deifik
    (with a possible bad hard drive)

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Gary E. Miller | 2 Nov 03:22 2004

Re: [Smartmontools-database]New (old) drive


Yo Bruce!

On Mon, 1 Nov 2004, Bruce Allen wrote:

> Self-tests were only introduced in ATA version 5.

Thanks for the quick response.  Maybe if it is part of the standard then
it should not generate an "ERROR" for a simple status inquiry?  Maybe
a "Warning" or "Notice" instead?

	Error SMART Status command failed: Input/output error

I could cobble up a patch for this if the maintainer would accept it.

RGDS
GARY
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On Mon, 1 Nov 2004, Bruce Allen wrote:

> > Got another drive not in the database.  I can read the basic info from
> > it but nothing more.  Can not get a selftest to run. Guess it may be
> > time to retire it anyway...
> >
> > Device Model:     QUANTUM FIREBALLP KA10.1
> > ATA Version is:   4
>
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dh me | 1 Nov 05:28 2004
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Re: how to interpret temperature.

Hi Bruce,
thanks for your prompt reply.
for your ref. I am sending you dump o/p of 512 bytes from my program.
my question is how to interpret temp info?  Temperature info will be 
available at 194(0xc2) offset.
Now from following dump if i look at offset of 0xc2 i see data as 0xc6 = 194 
(is it 19.4 degree celcuis?) so how many bytes of data at offset 194 will be 
treated as a data ( 8, 16, 32, or 48 bit).
I saw the code of smartctl but I am getting confused.

Thanks in advance.
regards,
dh_me <at> hotmail.com.

Serial Number=F1HM7EPE
Model Number=Maxtor 2F040L0
FirmwareRevision=VAM51JJ0
Cylinders=16383
heads=16
Sectors/Track=63
SmartStatus=32521
0000 :  10  00  03  27  00  e9  e8  d9  14  00  00  00  00  00  04  32
0010 :  00  fd  fd  6e  01  00  00  00  00  00  05  33  00  fd  fd  00
0020 :  00  00  00  00  00  00  06  01  00  fd  fd  00  00  00  00  00
0030 :  00  00  07  0a  00  fd  fc  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  08  27
0040 :  00  fd  f9  f4  eb  00  00  00  00  00  09  32  00  fd  fd  71
0050 :  3d  00  00  00  00  00  0a  2b  00  fd  fc  00  00  00  00  00
0060 :  00  00  0b  2b  00  fd  fc  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  0c  32
0070 :  00  fd  fd  86  01  00  00  00  00  00  c0  32  00  fd  fd  8d
0080 :  00  00  00  00  00  00  c1  32  00  fd  fd  cb  01  00  00  00
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Bruce Allen | 2 Nov 10:22 2004
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Re: [Smartmontools-database]New (old) drive

I'll accept any well written patch.  However the only way to avoid the
error is to NOT issue the command if the drive is ATA-4.  But *some* ATA-4
drives DO support this command, even though it was only introduced in
ATA-5. So the bottom line is that since most drives now in circulation are
ATA-5 and above, it's probably better just to leave the code as is.  You
can always eliminate the error by not using '-a' but instead limiting the
options to those supported by the drive.

Cheers,
	Bruce

On Mon, 1 Nov 2004, Gary E. Miller wrote:

> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
> Hash: SHA1
> 
> Yo Bruce!
> 
> On Mon, 1 Nov 2004, Bruce Allen wrote:
> 
> > Self-tests were only introduced in ATA version 5.
> 
> Thanks for the quick response.  Maybe if it is part of the standard then
> it should not generate an "ERROR" for a simple status inquiry?  Maybe
> a "Warning" or "Notice" instead?
> 
> 	Error SMART Status command failed: Input/output error
> 
> I could cobble up a patch for this if the maintainer would accept it.
> 
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Bruce Allen | 2 Nov 10:46 2004
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Re: Linux Journal Jan 2004

Hi Jeff,

Until now this on-line article was accessible to anyone, not just to LJ
subscribers.  I've written to the LJ editor requesting that he change it
back to public-access allowed.

Cheers,
	Bruce

On Mon, 1 Nov 2004, Jeff wrote:

> I read the article. I saved the paper copy, but I have cleverly mislaid it.
> 
> When I click on the link at sourceforge, I am told that the article
> is restricted to subscribers. Since a friend subscribes, and I get his
> old journals, I can't sign up to get the online version.
> 
> Is there any way to get an electronic copy?
> 
>     Thanks,
>     Jeff Deifik
>     (with a possible bad hard drive)
> 
> 
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Praveen | 4 Nov 10:53 2004
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Currently unreadable sectors problem??

Hi,
              I have a Maxtor  6Y160P0 drive, with one fat32 and one
reiserfs partition. Recently i realised (after some compilation errors
which always used to hang the system - i was using kdecvs-build
program) that  syslog showed two specific SMART messages regarding the
maxtor drive
             1. Device: /dev/hda, 137 Offline uncorrectable sectors
             2. Device: /dev/hda, 138 Currently unreadable (pending) sectors.

             I then ran a long test using smartctl -t long which
showed status "Completed:Read failure" and listed the LBA of first
error. I then ran 'badblocks' on each of the partition to verify if
there are any bad sectors but it showed nothing. I again ran the
badblocks program with -n option which does a non-destructive write
test and it showed lot of errors on the fat32 partition like

Nov  3 15:58:37 hda: dma_intr: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError },
LBAsect=146560385, high=8, low=12342657, sector=146560291
Nov  3 15:58:37 end_request: I/O error, dev hda, sector 146560291.

After running this all smartctl tests now pass with status "Completed
without error". The syslog message from smartctl now only indicates
            1.  Device: /dev/hda, 138 Currently unreadable (pending) sectors.

I am not sure what just happened with the drive, did 'badblocks' force
the drive to remap bad sectors . What does the "currently unreadable
sectors" signify and why does the smart test now pass without errors.
Should i do a low level format of the drive? The errors only occured
for the fat32 partition not the reiserfs partition. Why did the system
hang when compiling in reiserfs partition when the errors were found
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dh me | 2 Nov 19:54 2004
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Re: how to interpret temperature.

Hi Bruce,
thanks for your prompt reply.
for your ref. I am sending you dump o/p of 512 bytes from my program.
my question is how to interpret temp info?  Temperature info will be 
available at 194(0xc2) offset.
Now from following dump if i look at offset of 0xc2 i see data as 0xc6 = 194 
(is it 19.4 degree celcuis?) so how many bytes of data at offset 194 will be 
treated as a data ( 8, 16, 32, or 48 bit).
I saw the code of smartctl but I am getting confused.

Thanks in advance.
regards,
dh_me <at> hotmail.com.

Serial Number=F1HM7EPE
Model Number=Maxtor 2F040L0
FirmwareRevision=VAM51JJ0
Cylinders=16383
heads=16
Sectors/Track=63
SmartStatus=32521
0000 :  10  00  03  27  00  e9  e8  d9  14  00  00  00  00  00  04  32
0010 :  00  fd  fd  6e  01  00  00  00  00  00  05  33  00  fd  fd  00
0020 :  00  00  00  00  00  00  06  01  00  fd  fd  00  00  00  00  00
0030 :  00  00  07  0a  00  fd  fc  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  08  27
0040 :  00  fd  f9  f4  eb  00  00  00  00  00  09  32  00  fd  fd  71
0050 :  3d  00  00  00  00  00  0a  2b  00  fd  fc  00  00  00  00  00
0060 :  00  00  0b  2b  00  fd  fc  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  0c  32
0070 :  00  fd  fd  86  01  00  00  00  00  00  c0  32  00  fd  fd  8d
0080 :  00  00  00  00  00  00  c1  32  00  fd  fd  cb  01  00  00  00
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Bengt-Arne Fjellner | 3 Nov 13:38 2004
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Problem with Promise ultra 133 Tx2 (possibly)

On a Promise ultra 133 TX2 controller i get this answer both in windows
and linux. Is this a bug or doesnt this controller/driver support this feature ??
I have ran these tests under both Os on the same computer...

Please CC im not on the list

C:\smartmontools-5.33-1.win32\bin>smartctl.exe -l error -l selftest hdc
smartctl version 5.33 [i386-pc-mingw32] Copyright (C) 2002-4 Bruce Allen
Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
Error SMART Error Log Read failed: Function not implemented
Smartctl: SMART Error Log Read Failed
Error SMART Error Self-Test Log Read failed: Function not implemented
Smartctl: SMART Self Test Log Read Failed

C:\Documents and Settings\baf\Skrivbord\smartmontools-5.33-1.win32\bin>

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Bengt-Arne Fjellner | 3 Nov 13:39 2004
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Does any external USB/Firewire box support s.m.a.r.t.

Does any external USB/Firewire box support s.m.a.r.t.

And if so which one.

Please CC im not on the list

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