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Bug Fix Advisory smartmontools bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2012:0803-2
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2012-06-20
Last updated on: 2012-06-20
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Details

Updated smartmontools packages that fix various bugs and adds multiple
enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The smartmontools package contains two utility programs (smartctl and smartd) to
control and monitor storage systems using the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and
Reporting Technology System (SMART) built into most modern ATA and SCSI hard
disks. In many cases, these utilities will provide advanced warning of disk
degradation and failure.

The smartmontools package has been upgraded to version 5.42, which provides a
number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. This update also
features improved support of SATA disks on 3ware 9750 RAID controllers, improved
support of SSD devices, and a much larger database of supported devices.
(BZ#697235, BZ#698317)

In addition, this updated package addresses the following bug:

* Prior to this update, the format in which certain HP SAS (Serial Attached
SCSI) drives returned SMART data was not recognized by smartmontools and the
following error message "scsi response fails sanity test" was logged. With this
update, smartmontools now correctly recognizes the data and this error no longer
occurs. (BZ#784925)

All users of smartmontools are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which fix these bugs and add this enhancement.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/articles/11258

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
smartmontools-5.42-2.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0365
    MD5: 67b218acd53d65781dad1595f923edb6
SHA-256: 1dea87b6aa40f6c7c90e4c9d3a7c006767ca86ed98593d735ef3b0efe6cd17d8
 
IA-32:
smartmontools-5.42-2.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0365
    MD5: c6fe6d560ff02a0cb9a22aff8f643380
SHA-256: 7a6ea01679126fef1d30a183bf7cb9e7f318ba6c29a5235401bf53d3e65fd259
smartmontools-debuginfo-5.42-2.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0365
    MD5: e9d68efbeaaaf5f95314f4a87e9c746d
SHA-256: 4ac1fa723536573679dc3e929775fb79f2c1323c421de142f732d15bdd9a353a
 
x86_64:
smartmontools-5.42-2.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0365
    MD5: b119e77955081084dbc65dad34bc2eec
SHA-256: bc566bce8bc53430c2e0ae3cf673bed354cca84eaff3a6c99bb5f68393d57f42
smartmontools-debuginfo-5.42-2.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0365
    MD5: ea898b523ab55dd69be18a375bbac04a
SHA-256: 28a9fd7c4f8eee832149b2e708b37d6a405c10aec75ffe43cff4feddd86f7623
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

SRPMS:
smartmontools-5.42-2.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0365
    MD5: 67b218acd53d65781dad1595f923edb6
SHA-256: 1dea87b6aa40f6c7c90e4c9d3a7c006767ca86ed98593d735ef3b0efe6cd17d8
 
x86_64:
smartmontools-5.42-2.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0365
    MD5: b119e77955081084dbc65dad34bc2eec
SHA-256: bc566bce8bc53430c2e0ae3cf673bed354cca84eaff3a6c99bb5f68393d57f42
smartmontools-debuginfo-5.42-2.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0365
    MD5: ea898b523ab55dd69be18a375bbac04a
SHA-256: 28a9fd7c4f8eee832149b2e708b37d6a405c10aec75ffe43cff4feddd86f7623
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
smartmontools-5.42-2.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0365
    MD5: 67b218acd53d65781dad1595f923edb6
SHA-256: 1dea87b6aa40f6c7c90e4c9d3a7c006767ca86ed98593d735ef3b0efe6cd17d8
 
IA-32:
smartmontools-5.42-2.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0365
    MD5: c6fe6d560ff02a0cb9a22aff8f643380
SHA-256: 7a6ea01679126fef1d30a183bf7cb9e7f318ba6c29a5235401bf53d3e65fd259
smartmontools-debuginfo-5.42-2.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0365
    MD5: e9d68efbeaaaf5f95314f4a87e9c746d
SHA-256: 4ac1fa723536573679dc3e929775fb79f2c1323c421de142f732d15bdd9a353a
 
PPC:
smartmontools-5.42-2.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0365
    MD5: 38459423dcd9631d4968a35d4878e647
SHA-256: e96c1ddb935f247c345f25ded4409115d68d7ca1cfcc70638734c556fff211f1
smartmontools-debuginfo-5.42-2.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0365
    MD5: 693df0d1aa4d137a810bbf69e4f8e131
SHA-256: 5d8be4ac475cfbe118b3dc6913412de60f2226c7bfe2e842f2da45ba17746e24
 
s390x:
smartmontools-5.42-2.el6.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0365
    MD5: 47205dcdb221425539ac5ab1837ebde2
SHA-256: 8c6c8872d1f6f112ec1f103bc2e8c589bbfc22933cd93ebdd3397e4632b8fb27
smartmontools-debuginfo-5.42-2.el6.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0365
    MD5: dfc905b61af5f7c379cc35a5dda8fbab
SHA-256: 8045a0b0241c2aec30a536fcd06b08e2b3ff0bb194140b5cc783bde2c8e3486d
 
x86_64:
smartmontools-5.42-2.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0365
    MD5: b119e77955081084dbc65dad34bc2eec
SHA-256: bc566bce8bc53430c2e0ae3cf673bed354cca84eaff3a6c99bb5f68393d57f42
smartmontools-debuginfo-5.42-2.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0365
    MD5: ea898b523ab55dd69be18a375bbac04a
SHA-256: 28a9fd7c4f8eee832149b2e708b37d6a405c10aec75ffe43cff4feddd86f7623
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
smartmontools-5.42-2.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0365
    MD5: 67b218acd53d65781dad1595f923edb6
SHA-256: 1dea87b6aa40f6c7c90e4c9d3a7c006767ca86ed98593d735ef3b0efe6cd17d8
 
IA-32:
smartmontools-5.42-2.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0365
    MD5: c6fe6d560ff02a0cb9a22aff8f643380
SHA-256: 7a6ea01679126fef1d30a183bf7cb9e7f318ba6c29a5235401bf53d3e65fd259
smartmontools-debuginfo-5.42-2.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0365
    MD5: e9d68efbeaaaf5f95314f4a87e9c746d
SHA-256: 4ac1fa723536573679dc3e929775fb79f2c1323c421de142f732d15bdd9a353a
 
x86_64:
smartmontools-5.42-2.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0365
    MD5: b119e77955081084dbc65dad34bc2eec
SHA-256: bc566bce8bc53430c2e0ae3cf673bed354cca84eaff3a6c99bb5f68393d57f42
smartmontools-debuginfo-5.42-2.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0365
    MD5: ea898b523ab55dd69be18a375bbac04a
SHA-256: 28a9fd7c4f8eee832149b2e708b37d6a405c10aec75ffe43cff4feddd86f7623
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

697235 - request smartmontools upgrade to 5.40 to support 3ware 9750 RAID


Keywords

smartctl, smartd


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