smartd reports errors for cleanly removed disks from the system.

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • Following errors are being reported in /var/log/messages even after devices are removed.

Jan 6 09:47:16 hostname smartd[4491]: Device: /dev/sdb, open() failed: No such device
Jan 6 09:47:16 hostname smartd[4491]: Device: /dev/sdc, open() failed: No such device

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3
  • smartd

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