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Bug#598793: sas controller resets causes drives to fail under mdadm

On Sun, 2010-10-03 at 10:24 +1300, Quintin wrote:
> This patch has been running: while true; do smartctl -a /dev/sdb >
> /dev/null; done  overnight without fault, under ordinary conditions I
> can reproduce within seconds.
> I am more than happy to backport & maintain this patch out of band. It
> is my impression however that the bug is not easily reproducible unless
> you're running smartctl and the risk to users when it does occur can be
> as severe as data loss.
> Thank you for your help so far & please let me know if further testing
> is required as I am happy to perform this.

No, I'm happy to include the patch in our next stable update.


Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

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