Bug ID 1022421: Pendsec utility incorrectly starts on i2x00/i4x00 platform with NON WD disk

Last Modified: Nov 07, 2022

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Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP TMOS(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
13.1.0,,,,,,,,, 13.1.1,,,,, 13.1.3,,,,,,, 13.1.4,, 13.1.5,, 14.1.0,,,,,, 14.1.2,,,,,,,,, 14.1.3,, 14.1.4,,,,,,, 14.1.5,,, 15.1.0,,,,,, 15.1.1, 15.1.2,, 15.1.3,, 15.1.4,, 15.1.5,, 15.1.6,, 15.1.7, 15.1.8, 16.1.0, 16.1.1, 16.1.2,,, 16.1.3,,

Opened: Jun 01, 2021
Severity: 5-Cosmetic


The pendsec utility recognizes that the disk is a HDD and attempts to run a smart check against it but it does not recognize or support the disk type that is in the system and therefore you will see log messages like this in /var/log/messages when the cron job attempts to run: May 14 15:34:04 fqdn.device.com notice pendsect[11461]: skipping drive -- May 14 15:34:04 fqdn.device.com notice pendsect[11461]: No known drives detected for pending sector check. Exiting




- i2x00 or i4x00 platform with the Seagate brand HDD


You can mitigate the cosmetic log issue by suppressing the pendsec utility. Login to BIG-IP using SSH Navigate to /etc/cron.daily # cd /etc/cron.daily Create new directory called suppress # mkdir suppress Move the pendsect cron job to suppres # mv pendsect suppress

Fix Information


Behavior Change