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

Last Modified: Jun 10, 2021

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:
13.1.0, 13.1.0.1, 13.1.0.2, 13.1.0.3, 13.1.0.4, 13.1.0.5, 13.1.0.6, 13.1.0.7, 13.1.0.8, 13.1.1, 13.1.1.2, 13.1.1.3, 13.1.1.4, 13.1.1.5, 13.1.3, 13.1.3.1, 13.1.3.2, 13.1.3.3, 13.1.3.4, 13.1.3.5, 13.1.3.6, 13.1.4, 13.1.4.1

Opened: Jun 01, 2021
Severity: 5-Cosmetic

Symptoms

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

Impact

Cosmetic

Conditions

- i2x00 or i4x00 platform with the Seagate brand HDD

Workaround

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

None

Behavior Change