cvs commit: src/etc Makefile sensorsd.conf src/etc/defaults
rc.conf src/etc/rc.d Makefile sensorsd src/lib/libc/gen sysctl.3
src/sbin/sysctl sysctl.8 sysctl.c src/share/man/man5 rc.conf.5
src/share/man/man9 Makefile sensor_attach.9 src/sys/conf f
netchild at FreeBSD.org
Wed Oct 17 07:32:51 PDT 2007
Quoting John Baldwin <jhb at freebsd.org> (from Wed, 17 Oct 2007 09:07:06 -0400):
> On Tuesday 16 October 2007 06:14:34 pm Constantine A. Murenin wrote:
>> On 16/10/2007 17:01, John Baldwin wrote:
>> > Basically, by having so little data in hw.sensors if I had to write a RAID
>> > monitoring daemon I would just not use hw.sensors since it's
>> easier for me to
>> > figure out the simple status myself based on the other state I
>> already have
>> > to track (unless you write an event-driven daemon based on
>> messages posted by
>> > the firmware in which case again you wouldn't use hw.sensors for
>> that either).
>> There is no other daemon that you'd need, you'd simply use sensorsd for
>> this. You could write a script that would be executed by sensorsd if a
>> certain logical disc drive sensor changes state, and then this script
>> would call the bio framework and give you additional details on why the
>> state was changed.
> That's actually not quite good enough as, for example, I want to keep yelling
> about a busted volume on a periodic basis until its fixed. Also,
> having a volume
> change state doesn't tell me if a drive was pulled. On at least one RAID
> controller firmware I am familiar with, the only way you can figure
> this out is
> to keep track of which drives are currently present with a
> generation count and
> use that to determine when a drive goes away. Even my monitoring daemon for
> ata-raid has to do this since the ata(4) driver just detaches and
> removes a drive
> when it fails and you have no way to figure out which drive died as
> the kernel
> thinks that drive no longer exists.
Note, talking about interaction with bio or similar is not productive
ATM. On Sunday I had a discussion with scottl and he identified some
things with bio which don't make it a good choice for FreeBSD.
Unfortunately I didn't had time to take it off the ideas list so far.
Scott also agreed to come up with a description for a similar
framework that is is usable with our RAID drivers.
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