aac tool regressions on 7.0-RC1
mandrews at bit0.com
Wed Jan 2 01:12:33 PST 2008
I'm seeing some regressions in the various management tools for Adaptec
AAC cards on FreeBSD 7.0-RC1 amd64.
I'm trying to use both the 32-bit FreeBSD aaccli binary from the
sysutils/aaccli port, and also the 64-bit FreeBSD arcconf from the
sysutils/arcconf port (v5.20.17414). The card is an Adaptec 2120S
single-channel U320 SCSI.
I realize that is an ancient version of aaccli, but as the aac_linux
module isn't present on amd64, I can't use the 32-bit Linux aaccli as I
used to when this machine ran i386.
Command lines are:
aaccli 'open aac0: container list'
arcconf getconfig 1
On RELENG_7 dated 2007-12-01 (BETA3), both work fine.
On RELENG_7 dated 2007-12-15 (BETA4), aaccli fails with the following
error; arcconf continues to work fine:
Command Error: <The miniport device driver is too old to work with the current AFAAPI.DLL.>
On RELENG_7_0 dated 2007-12-22 (RC1), aaccli continues to fail as above
AND now also arcconf hangs forever after printing its (correct) output; I
have to hit ^C to get a prompt back.
I don't really care which one works as long as I can make a Nagios plugin
out of it. I could put a nasty hack into my plugin to kill the arcconf
process after it gets all its output, but a) ew yuck, and b) this may be a
Semi-related question: I plan on replacing this SCSI RAID setup with a SAS
RAID setup soonish -- anyone tried 3Ware's SAS card yet? It does appear
to be supported in the RELENG_7_0 twa driver... and I'm pretty happy with
their SATA cards...
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