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lavish
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2004 4:23 pm    Post subject: SMART & hdparm problems on sata Reply with quote

Hi all!
I've not clear enough a point...

sda is my sata drive... look:

Code:

darkstar lavish # hdparm -I /dev/sda

/dev/sda:
 HDIO_DRIVE_CMD(identify) failed: Operation not supported


Code:
darkstar lavish # hddtemp /dev/sda
/dev/sda: ATA     Maxtor 6Y080M0  : /dev/sda: ATA     Maxtor 6Y080M0  :  S.M.A.R.T. not available


Can anyone tell me why and how (if possible) fix this problem?

However, everything is working fine to me, and both hdparm -I /dev/hda and hddtemp /dev/hda have a correct output


Thanks in advance ;)
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2004 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

because SATA works via the SCSI interface in the kernel (devicename: /dev/sd*) you are unable to hdparm a SATA+drive, or so I was told
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2004 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah... so I cannot do anything to monitor my HD?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2004 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the message I got from smartctl when I tried it with my sata disks:
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smartctl version 5.33 [x86_64-pc-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-4 Bruce Allen
Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/

SATA disks accessed via libata are not currently supported by
smartmontools. When libata is given an ATA pass-thru ioctl() then an
additional '-d libata' device type will be added to smartmontools.
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So I suspect that we'll have to wait until (if) libata gets support for this stuff.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2004 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thx! It's more clear now ;)
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 2:27 pm    Post subject: scsi tools Reply with quote

Anyway I remember toolkit to monitor scsi disk or raids, but i have lost the name.... ;-)
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you need to test devices then hdparm -tT /dev/sdX is still useful (even if it ends up with a "HDIO_DRIVE_CMD(null) (wait for flush complete) failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device").
Maybe what you need is sdparm: http://sg.torque.net/sg/sdparm.html.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sdparm wont show anything, cause sata are not completely scsi , you just need latest libata patches. Check the nitro thread in "unsupportet software" forum , I saw someone talking about that there.
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