Re: smartmontools check and report error

From: John Hurley <hurleyjohnb_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2011 06:56:29 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <4c8babca-e19e-4563-a14b-1111012dfa58_at_t19g2000prd.googlegroups.com>



On May 1, 11:10 am, lsllcm <lsl..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> I use smartmontools to check disk, and below are some information from
> smartmontools. The command "smartctl -a" display all information about
> disk.
>
> [root_at_pft test]# smartctl -a /dev/sda
> smartctl 5.40 2010-10-16 r3189 [x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu] (local
> build)
> Copyright (C) 2002-10 by Bruce Allen,http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net
>
> Device: SEAGATE  ST3146707LW      Version: D703
> Serial number: 3KS44F26
> Device type: disk
> Transport protocol: Parallel SCSI (SPI-4)
> Local Time is: Sun May  1 17:23:03 2011 CST
> Device supports SMART and is Enabled
> Temperature Warning Disabled or Not Supported
> SMART Health Status: OK
>
> Current Drive Temperature:     38 C
> Drive Trip Temperature:        68 C
> Elements in grown defect list: 0
> Vendor (Seagate) cache information
>   Blocks sent to initiator = 4049936218
>   Blocks received from initiator = 3512969809
>   Blocks read from cache and sent to initiator = 4232096461
>   Number of read and write commands whose size <= segment size =
> 520992750
>   Number of read and write commands whose size > segment size = 245
> Vendor (Seagate/Hitachi) factory information
>   number of hours powered up = 39797.30
>   number of minutes until next internal SMART test = 104
>
> Error counter log:
>            Errors Corrected by           Total   Correction
> Gigabytes    Total
>                ECC          rereads/    errors   algorithm
> processed    uncorrected
>            fast | delayed   rewrites  corrected  invocations   [10^9
> bytes]  errors
> read:   39307801        0         0  39307801   39324131
> 33362.802         115
> write:         0        0         0         0          0
> 6134.417           4
>
> Non-medium error count:        3
>
> SMART Self-test log
> Num  Test              Status                 segment  LifeTime
> LBA_first_err [SK ASC ASQ]
>      Description                              number   (hours)
> # 1  Background short  Completed, segment failed   -
> 39797                 - [-   -    -]
>
> Long (extended) Self Test duration: 2726 seconds [45.4 minutes]
> [root_at_pft test]#
>
> I don't understand the meaning of below three parts:
>
> 1.Error counter log part. What is the meaning of "Total uncorrected
> errors"? Is it logic corrupt or physical corrupt?
> Error counter log:
>            Errors Corrected by           Total   Correction
> Gigabytes    Total
>                ECC          rereads/    errors   algorithm
> processed    uncorrected
>            fast | delayed   rewrites  corrected  invocations   [10^9
> bytes]  errors
> read:   39307801        0         0  39307801   39324131
> 33362.802         115
> write:         0        0         0         0          0
> 6134.417           4
>
> 2. Non-medium error count. What is the meaning here?
> Non-medium error count:        3
>
> 3. What is meaning of "Completed, segment failed " status?
> SMART Self-test log
> Num  Test              Status                 segment  LifeTime
> LBA_first_err [SK ASC ASQ]
>      Description                              number   (hours)
> # 1  Background short  Completed, segment failed   -
> 39797                 - [-   -    -]
>
> Thanks

If smartmontools comes from sourceforge there is probably a support and/or discussion forum there for the utility. Received on Mon May 02 2011 - 08:56:29 CDT

Original text of this message