New port: sysutils/megacli waiting to commit
ambrisko at ambrisko.com
Tue Nov 10 19:52:27 UTC 2009
Miroslav Lachman writes:
| Doug Ambrisko wrote:
| > Sean McAfee writes:
| > | Frank J. Laszlo wrote:
| > |> Philip M. Gollucci wrote:
| > |>> Vladimir Ermakov wrote:
| > |>>
| > |>>> Hi, all.
| > |>>> please appreciate my port *megacli*
| > |>>>
| > |>>> http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=133655
| > |>>>
| > |>>
| > |>> Is that different from this the port, is it an update?
| > |>>
| > |>> Path: /usr/ports/sysutils/linux-megacli
| > |>
| > |> Since the megacli application now has a native binary, should be not
| > |> DEPRICATE the linux version?
| > |>
| > |> Regards,
| > |> Frank Laszlo
| > |
| > | Probably not. I noted this when I originally filed the PR for
| > | linux-megacli2, but the 1.x, 2.x, and 4.x versions support dramatically
| > | different hardware lines.
| > |
| > | As an example, this native version is 4.x and does not support the Dell
| > | PERC5.
| > I find this hard to believe and in my experience with a fresh download
| > from LSI's web-site the FreeBSD and Linux variants work just fine
| > on my PERC5's for things like -AdpAllInfo. There is no real firmware
| > interface difference between between the PERC5 and PERC6. So I don't
| > know where you get this from. Specifics in which things are broken
| > could be nice so I can look at getting them fixed. I put in the
| > management ioctl path that they use into FreeBSD a long time ago.
| > They did find some bugs in some new management features that are
| > fixed in 7.1 and I need to merge back to 6. Unfortunately, this work
| > happened after the last 6.X version was released :-(
| > | IMO, linux-megacli, linux-megacli2, and megacli should all exist as
| > | independent ports.
| > I would say not. Let's get rid of the Linux variant and use the FreeBSD
| > native ones. The FreeBSD should be a lot easier to run then the
| > Linux one and won't have the potential NFS hang issue that Linux does.
| > It's nice to see the FreeBSD version and would be interesting to see
| > how much my hand was involved in that ...
| > My employer's FreeBSD native tool works across all of the MegaRAID SAS
| > type cards and Dell servers that I've tried which pre-dates the MegaCLI
| > for FreeBSD. Prior versions of MegaCLI also did. I can't say I've
| > tried all options with the latest MegaCLI.
| I am little confused by all these MegaRAID utilities available in ports.
| (I am new to LSI MegaRAID).
| I have new Dell R610 with PERC6 identified as:
| mfi0: <Dell PERC 6> port 0xfc00-0xfcff mem
| 0xdf180000-0xdf1bffff,0xdf1c0000-0xdf1fffff irq 16 at device 0.0 on pci3
| mfi0: Megaraid SAS driver Ver 3.00
| What is the recommended tool to monitor (and manage) the state of the
| PERC6 array?
To monitor, I use syslog :-). I set in loader.conf
so I see everything logged to dmesg/syslog of all events.
To manage it I use a custom tool but MegaCli should work.
There is a new tool that was added to freebsd "mfiutil" from Yahoo.
| I also found on LSI website, that newer FreeBSD MegaCli is available:
| But I don't know if it supports previous HW or not.
I have yet to see a MegaCli that isn't a super set of the prior.
The API to the firmware has been stable.
| Release Date: 02/19/2009
| MegaRAID SAS 8704ELP
| MegaRAID SAS 8704EM2
| MegaRAID SAS 8708ELP
| MegaRAID SAS 8708EM2
| MegaRAID SAS 8880EM2
| MegaRAID SAS 8888ELP
| Release Date: 10/20/2009
| MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i
| MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i
| MegaRAID SAS 9260DE-8i
| MegaRAID SAS 9280-8e
| MegaRAID SAS 9280DE-8e
| I don't know if later is addition to previous list or if it is exclusive
| Will current sysutils/megacli be updated to 5.00.15?
I don't know, since I'm not a ports committer anymore but it should
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