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SubjectRe: [Possible REGRESSION, 4.16-rc4] Error updating SMART data during runtime and could not connect to lvmetad at some boot attempts
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Martin Steigerwald - 14.03.18, 12:01:
> Hans de Goede - 11.03.18, 15:37:
> > Hi Martin,
> >
> > On 11-03-18 09:20, Martin Steigerwald wrote:
> > > Hello.
> > >
> > > Since 4.16-rc4 (upgraded from 4.15.2 which worked) I have an issue
> > > with SMART checks occassionally failing like this:
> > >
> > > smartd[28017]: Device: /dev/sdb [SAT], is in SLEEP mode, suspending
> > > checks
> > > udisksd[24408]: Error performing housekeeping for drive
> > > /org/freedesktop/UDisks2/drives/INTEL_SSDSA2CW300G3_[…]: Error updating
> > > SMART data: Error sending ATA command CHECK POWER MODE: Unexpected sense
> > > data returned:#0120000: 0e 09 0c 00 00 00 ff 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 50
> > > 00 ..............P.#0120010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
> > > 00
> > > 00 00 00 ................#012 (g-io-error-quark, 0) merkaba
> > > udisksd[24408]: Error performing housekeeping for drive
> > > /org/freedesktop/UDisks2/drives/Crucial_CT480M500SSD3_[…]: Error
> > > updating
> > > SMART dat a: Error sending ATA command CHECK POWER MODE: Unexpected
> > > sense
> > > data returned:#0120000: 01 00 1d 00 00 00 0e 09 0c 00 00 00 ff 00 00
> > > 00 ................#0120010: 00 0 0 00 00 50 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
> > > 00 00 00 00 ....P...........#012 (g-io-error-quark, 0)
> > >
> > > (Intel SSD is connected via SATA, Crucial via mSATA in a ThinkPad T520)
> > >
> > > However when I then check manually with smartctl -a | -x | -H the device
> > > reports SMART data just fine.
> > >
> > > As smartd correctly detects that device is in sleep mode, this may be an
> > > userspace issue in udisksd.
> > >
> > > Also at some boot attempts the boot hangs with a message like "could not
> > > connect to lvmetad, scanning manually for devices". I use BTRFS RAID 1
> > > on to LVs (each on one of the SSDs). A configuration that requires a
> > > manual
> > > adaption to InitRAMFS in order to boot (basically vgchange -ay before
> > > btrfs device scan).
> > >
> > > I wonder whether that has to do with the new SATA LPM policy stuff, but
> > > as
> > > I had issues with
> > >
> > > 3 => Medium power with Device Initiated PM enabled
> > >
> > > (machine did not boot, which could also have been caused by me
> > > accidentally
> > > removing all TCP/IP network support in the kernel with that setting)
> > >
> > > I set it back to
> > >
> > > CONFIG_SATA_MOBILE_LPM_POLICY=0
> > >
> > > (firmware settings)
> >
> > Right, so at that settings the LPM policy changes are effectively
> > disabled and cannot explain your SMART issues.
> >
> > Still I would like to zoom in on this part of your bug report, because
> > for Fedora 28 we are planning to ship with CONFIG_SATA_MOBILE_LPM_POLICY=3
> > and AFAIK Ubuntu has similar plans.
> >
> > I suspect that the issue you were seeing with
> > CONFIG_SATA_MOBILE_LPM_POLICY=3 were with the Crucial disk ? I've attached
> > a patch for you to test, which disabled LPM for your model Crucial SSD
> > (but
> > keeps it on for the Intel disk) if you can confirm that with that patch
> > you
> > can run with
> > CONFIG_SATA_MOBILE_LPM_POLICY=3 without issues that would be great.
>
> With 4.16-rc5 with CONFIG_SATA_MOBILE_LPM_POLICY=3 the system successfully
> booted three times in a row. So feel free to add tested-by.
>
> Let´s see whether the blk_mq_terminate_expired or the smartd/udisks error
> messages reappear with rc5. I still think they are a different issue.

As expected these two other issues still happen with 4.16-rc5

Thanks,
--
Martin

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