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Old 04-15-2008, 12:18 AM   #1
paragkalra
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"smartd" daemon failing during reboot


Hello all,

Boot process is getting stuck at "smartd" daemon which eventually fails. Does anyone know the reason? Is it safe to execute: "chkconfig smartd off". Kindly suggest.
 
Old 04-15-2008, 05:54 PM   #2
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Check the logs to see if it says why. Run the command ' dmseg ' and reveiw the boot process. If nothing there then it maybe possible the drive you have does not support the smart interface technology. If so then disable as you mention.

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Old 04-15-2008, 06:30 PM   #3
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Smart & Hdparm -i

Also check your smartd config file (assuming one exists even) and see that as mentioned by Brian1 there is not some option that your hardware doesn't support.

You can also use the HDPARM tool to verify if/that your HD's you are trying to use smartd on actually support SMART capability-- like so:

Code:
root@darkstarSSI:/home/Sasha# hdparm -I /dev/hda

/dev/hda:

ATA device, with non-removable media
        Model Number:       ST3320620A
        Serial Number:      9QF3EZQ3
        Firmware Revision:  3.AAE
Standards:
        Supported: 7 6 5 4
        Likely used: 7
Configuration:
        Logical         max     current
        cylinders       16383   65535
        heads           16      1
        sectors/track   63      63
        --
        CHS current addressable sectors:    4128705
        LBA    user addressable sectors:  268435455
        LBA48  user addressable sectors:  625142448
        device size with M = 1024*1024:      305245 MBytes
        device size with M = 1000*1000:      320072 MBytes (320 GB)
Capabilities:
        LBA, IORDY(can be disabled)
        Standby timer values: spec'd by Standard, no device specific minimum
        R/W multiple sector transfer: Max = 16  Current = 16
        Recommended acoustic management value: 208, current value: 0
        DMA: mdma0 mdma1 mdma2 udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 udma4 *udma5
             Cycle time: min=120ns recommended=120ns
        PIO: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
             Cycle time: no flow control=240ns  IORDY flow control=120ns
Commands/features:
        Enabled Supported:
           *    SMART feature set
                Security Mode feature set
           *    Power Management feature set
           *    Write cache
           *    Look-ahead
           *    Host Protected Area feature set
           *    WRITE_BUFFER command
           *    READ_BUFFER command
           *    DOWNLOAD_MICROCODE
                SET_MAX security extension
           *    48-bit Address feature set
           *    Device Configuration Overlay feature set
           *    Mandatory FLUSH_CACHE
           *    FLUSH_CACHE_EXT
           *    SMART error logging
           *    SMART self-test
           *    General Purpose Logging feature set
Security:
        Master password revision code = 65534
                supported
        not     enabled
        not     locked
                frozen
        not     expired: security count
        not     supported: enhanced erase
HW reset results:
        CBLID- above Vih
        Device num = 0 determined by the jumper
Checksum: correct
..you can see under the 'commands/features' section various entries that pertain to SMART technology.
 
  


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