For Oracle Linux 5.8 kernel, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.8 kernel, and the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 Base Install, Service Pack 1 kernel—with certain hardware configurations—the kernal and smartd service might generate nuisance error messages. Systems using these kernels with smartd block device monitoring enabled and with an internal Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS PCIe RAID HBA that is connected to a SATA Drive (such as the 7101423 100 GB Solid State SATA Drive) running in RAW JBOD mode might generate and display multiple error messages on the system console or in /var/log/messages that are similar to the following sample:
Feb 9 18:24:58 X4270M3host kernel: [9108.314218] sd 0:0:0:0 [sda] Sense Key: Recovered Error [current][descriptor] Feb 9 18:24:58 X4270M3host kernel: [9108.314226] Descriptor sense data with sense descriptors (in hex): Feb 9 18:24:58 X4270M3host kernel: [9108.314229] 72 01 00 1d 00 00 00 0e 09 0c 00 00 00 00 00 00 Feb 9 18:24:58 X4270M3host kernel: [9108.314240] 00 4f 00 c2 00 50 Feb 9 18:24:58 X4270M3host kernel: [9108.314246] sd 0:0:0:0 [sda] Add. Sense ATA pass through information available.
Affected hardware and software:
Server-supported Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS PCIe RAID HBAs
Oracle Linux 5.8
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.8
Use the smartctl command to disable monitoring of the drive and to verify drive monitor status:
# smartctl -s off /dev/device_name
where device_name is the name of the storage drive.