current pending sector messages with crucial ssds


Active Member
May 21, 2018
Hey guys,

as described here, here and here Crucial MX500 SSDs seem to have a firmware bug where SMART tools see current pending sectors when there are none. This gets a little annoying in a cluster which has email error reporting set up. You get multiple emails a day for this "error". As I now know that that this current pending sector count is more or less irrelevant, I would like to disable the associated messages.
In the manpage it says that you can disable specific attributes with the "-i" and "-I" flag. I did this in the /etc/smartd.conf on every node like so:

/dev/sdb -I 197 -i 197 -d removable -n standby -m root -M exec /usr/share/smartmontools/smartd-runner

However I still get messages like this:

This message was generated by the smartd daemon running on:

host name: nodeX
DNS domain: ourDomain

The following warning/error was logged by the smartd daemon:

Device: /dev/sdb [SAT], 1 Currently unreadable (pending) sectors

Device info:
CT500MX500SSD1, S/N:1829E14Axxx, WWN:5-00a075-1e14axxx, FW:M3CR023, 500 GB

For details see host's SYSLOG.

You can also use the smartctl utility for further investigation.
Another message will be sent in 24 hours if the problem persists.

So does Proxmox use something else to send those messages or what else am I overlooking?

I am very much looking forward to any answers as I am quite lost here.
Well ignoring is what I am trying to do here, but somehow the above described filter doesn't seem to work....


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