[smartmontools-support] Getting SSD attribute Raw values on Illumos/Solaris

Christian Franke Christian.Franke at t-online.de
Sat May 30 14:27:18 CEST 2020

Guenther Ernst Alka wrote:
> Smartmontools on Solaris or OmniOS works well with the following
> (this is on a BroadCom HBA)
> Get basic infos
>   smartctl -i -T permissive /dev/rdsk/c11t5000CCA249D48C12d0s0
> Smart state
>    smartctl -d sat,12 -T permissive --smart=on /dev/rdsk/c11t5000CCA249D48C12d0s0
> Details incl all attributes
>   smartctl -a -d sat,12 -T permissive /dev/rdsk/c11t5000CCA249D48C12d0s0

@ trgowtham123: Please retry with '-d sat,12'.

> Only remaining problem that I have found (Solaris only, not Illumos) 
> is that every smartmontool call increases iostat error counters. Not a 
> real problem but annoying.

If the increase occurs with '-H', but not with '-i -c -A -l error -l 
selftest -l selective', then the kernel misinterprets the SCSI sense 
returning ATA output registers as an error. This was a common problem in 
the early days of SAT. Possibly fixed in Illumos only.


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