F14 smartctl - unable to complete smart test

J. Randall Owens jrowens.fedora at ghiapet.net
Mon Feb 28 02:34:49 UTC 2011

On 02/27/2011 07:30 PM, J. Randall Owens wrote:
> On 02/27/2011 11:10 AM, Michał Piotrowski wrote:
>> Hi,
>> This can be a hardware problem - hard to say. For some reason on one
>> of the disks smart test is interrupted
>> # 1  Extended offline    Interrupted (host reset)      90%     12489         -
>> # 2  Extended offline    Interrupted (host reset)      90%     12484         -
>> I'm using with config based on an old rawhide 2.6.37. I have
>> not noticed other problems with this disc. What might be causing this
>> interrupts?
> I've been having similar problems lately.  First my laptop, and I
> assumed a hardware problem, so I replaced the HDD.  Then the server
> started doing it, which seemed quite a coincidence, but because its
> uptime was around two months at the time and it was still running a
> kernel while my laptop problems started with, I
> thought it was just coincidence.  Now, if you bring this up, I'm not so
> sure.
> Could this possibly be a bug in something besides the kernel?  That
> might explain why the server started getting it despite not having a new
> kernel.  And I'd like to know before I go out buying more HDDs.

I should add, bringing this back to smartctl matters, that I tried the
SMART testing on the server (by the time I thought of doing it on the
laptop, I'd already put the new one in), and it didn't seem to find any
problems with these HDDs.

J. Randall Owens | http://www.ghiapet.net/

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