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Bug Fix Advisory smartmontools bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2013:0041-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2013-01-07
Last updated on: 2013-01-07
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

Updated smartmontools packages that fix multiple bugs and add various
enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The smartmontools packages contain the smartctl and the smartd utilities 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 packages have 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#714123)

This update also fixes the following bugs:

* Prior to this update, the smartd utility failed to handle multiple /dev/sgX
devices, which were provided by the mptsas controller. As a consequence, the
devices were not SMART self-check capable. This update modifies the underlying
code so that smartd can now handle multiple /dev/sgX devices. Now, all devices
pass the SMART self-check. (BZ#706782)

In addition, this update adds the following enhancement:

* This update adds improved MegaRAID support to the smartmontools packages for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. (BZ#519261)

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


Solution

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

This update is available via the 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 (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
smartmontools-5.42-2.el5.src.rpm     MD5: c5fae91cc0a1a13992d8519550a0d8c8
SHA-256: e0f7d5c00b9887e1a140f4e0c07f7dc5ac34d2df815bd628585a1150f4cb1e18
 
IA-32:
smartmontools-5.42-2.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: 7c9e6f768643055fb357eac75f8c9613
SHA-256: c88029f1ee7e7d7878f9b0b15a00c324874eed0f3eade1900f26eea45994a03d
smartmontools-debuginfo-5.42-2.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: bd6e3b582d94b00f5d4a972d68b2ec6a
SHA-256: 4b987d0110a2d9139ae73c356e5873c1a583b665995757b2087cf7c11cc08af4
 
IA-64:
smartmontools-5.42-2.el5.ia64.rpm     MD5: 7f0126859e46b508875291fca4610611
SHA-256: a9ddf772a4bc82babb370e8a1e497cb7929183757e4fc3cbcdb1f498ac1581e8
smartmontools-debuginfo-5.42-2.el5.ia64.rpm     MD5: ed79a1f663b653e1832211ed508fd203
SHA-256: 184efb45dee4925ed8f812317738a32071a285fe445a0b2bb3dd6ee78e1a895c
 
PPC:
smartmontools-5.42-2.el5.ppc.rpm     MD5: dc26e33cd1ac6a8695e138b43011b601
SHA-256: 473c3d03c8ec90a25658d646136dd3d27d185a3c90b44d5b99a6bae7cc745c05
smartmontools-debuginfo-5.42-2.el5.ppc.rpm     MD5: 00f0c69a6166eca638d563089e9cc252
SHA-256: a6a86dba4aede273dfcef91dcda145fafcbf6890a6b2dced16c29d10aa7a90dc
 
x86_64:
smartmontools-5.42-2.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: f1823036b29807474e0ada2f216df5e7
SHA-256: ce9041ba791710d3fa2c582154959625427e33070d58d22f31aac45107b1fb42
smartmontools-debuginfo-5.42-2.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: a7b2aaf609239d12ed6f30cc42b33a1a
SHA-256: 7ed2162e2777e4dd783bda90e772d9052aa3212cd6f13feb820ca8d655fcdbb9
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
smartmontools-5.42-2.el5.src.rpm     MD5: c5fae91cc0a1a13992d8519550a0d8c8
SHA-256: e0f7d5c00b9887e1a140f4e0c07f7dc5ac34d2df815bd628585a1150f4cb1e18
 
IA-32:
smartmontools-5.42-2.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: 7c9e6f768643055fb357eac75f8c9613
SHA-256: c88029f1ee7e7d7878f9b0b15a00c324874eed0f3eade1900f26eea45994a03d
smartmontools-debuginfo-5.42-2.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: bd6e3b582d94b00f5d4a972d68b2ec6a
SHA-256: 4b987d0110a2d9139ae73c356e5873c1a583b665995757b2087cf7c11cc08af4
 
x86_64:
smartmontools-5.42-2.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: f1823036b29807474e0ada2f216df5e7
SHA-256: ce9041ba791710d3fa2c582154959625427e33070d58d22f31aac45107b1fb42
smartmontools-debuginfo-5.42-2.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: a7b2aaf609239d12ed6f30cc42b33a1a
SHA-256: 7ed2162e2777e4dd783bda90e772d9052aa3212cd6f13feb820ca8d655fcdbb9
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

519261 - [RFE] Megaraid support for smartmontools
604267 - Large number of unknown attributes with ST31000528AS
706782 - smartd can't handle two /dev/sgX devices provided by mptsas controller



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