SATA drives and hotplug capability
dannyman at toldme.com
Mon Apr 11 16:21:16 PDT 2005
Frederic Andres wrote:
>I'm using FreeBSD 5.2.1 and I have an Asus motherboard with an embedded
>Promise 20378 controller. I want to plug/unplug a SATA drive when the
>system is up. The drive is a data drive, I don't want to use RAID
>capabilities of my Promise controller.
>Can someone have any experience doing this? Do you have info about SATA
>drives and hotplug capabilities on FreeBSD 5.X ?
If memory serves, I went ahead and tried this, with a gmirror setup.
Just yanked the drive, and gmirror did the right thing ...
I do this with my laptop all the time, but when pulling the battery and
inserting the DVD+RW device it is needed:
sudo atacontrol reinit 1
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