afaapps port committed to FreeBSD
helge.oldach at atosorigin.com
Mon Oct 13 08:20:43 PDT 2003
I may sound ignorant, but what is wrong with the FreeBSD-native aaccli
utility that can be downloaded from Adaptec (5400s_fbsd_cli_v10.zip)?
I have been using this for some time now with success.
May I suggest to make a port out of this as well?
Bruce M Simpson:
>I'm a FreeBSD src committer who deals with Dell hardware a lot. I've just
>committed a port of afaapps to FreeBSD. I should be grateful if you could
>add this to your extremely useful list of resources.
>Please pass on my sincere thanks to your colleagues at Dell for providing us
>with these tools.
>I've tested the tools with Scott Long's aac(4) driver. This has a
>for the ioctls which the afacli tool uses. Version 2.7 of the tools, with a
>PowerEdge 2400 chassis' Dell PERC 2/Si running firmware 2.1, work perfectly
>under Linux emulation in FreeBSD 4.9-RC.
>I understand that Dell do not officially support FreeBSD; members of the
>Project certainly hope that will change in future, as the forthcoming 5.2
>release is looking very promising. I also understand that distribution
>restrictions exist on Dell software, therefore the port has been marked
>RESTRICTED (binaries will not be distributed as part of FreeBSD releases),
>in accordance with Dell's wishes.
>Bruce M. Simpson <---> bms at spc.org / bms at FreeBSD.org / vm/net hacker
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