Adding disk firmware programming capability to camcontrol

Ed Maste emaste at
Mon Jan 9 19:10:04 UTC 2012

On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 03:47:41PM +0000, Nima Misaghian wrote:

> We have added firmware download command to atacontrol at work, for
> which I have attached a patch against 8.2 to this email.
> The format of the command is similar to the camcontrol counterpart:
> atacontrol fwdownload <device_name> <path_to_image_file>
> But ultimately we would like to add the support to program ATA/SATA
> disks to camcontrol as well.

I've cleaned up the patch slightly and added the fwdownload details to
the man page.  The most recent patch is here:

I expect this to get committed in the next couple of days, with the
intent of MFCing it to older branches which do not use ATA-CAM.  The
final goal is to get camcontrol to grow the ability to update ATA disks
as well via ATA-CAM.


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