An updated smartmontools package that fixes a bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The smartmontools package contains two utilities, smartctl and smartd, that enable the controlling and monitoring of Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology System (S.M.A.R.T.) enabled storage systems. These utilities provide advanced warning of disk degradation and failure.
Prior to this update, the format in which certain HP SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) drives returned S.M.A.R.T. 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.
All users of smartmontools are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes this bug.