Dell PERC 5/i mfi status?

J. T. Farmer jfarmer at
Tue Oct 31 18:19:41 UTC 2006

Brian A. Seklecki wrote:
> On Tue, 31 Oct 2006, Bret Esquivel wrote:
>> Mathieu,
>> I was actually asking if there is an "amrstat" type utility that I 
>> can check
>> the array status while in production. Thanks for the advice on 
>> 6-STABLE, I
> Well, it was sysutils/megarc for PERC/4.  On PERC/5 mfi(1), it's 
> whatever we decide to call it.
> Dell is shipping a CLI with OMSA or whatever.  We may have to hack on 
> the kernel interface:
> We've got the      /dev/mfi?     management interface already, just 
> need to port the Linux code over.
> I'm really starting to think OpenBSD will beat FreeBSD to the game 
> with the bio(4) RAID management hardware abstraction subsystem:

Is there enough similarly in the work to think about joining forces and
building one set of tools for all the BSDs?  I know that there are
differences at the driver level, but I think that in the longer term, 
that would
be better than simply copying and porting code...

John Farmer

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