svn commit: r196200 - in head: etc/mtree include sys/dev/mfi usr.sbin usr.sbin/mfiutil

Jeremie Le Hen jeremie at
Sun Aug 23 14:39:27 UTC 2009


On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 11:18:45PM +0000, Scott Long wrote:
> Author: scottl
> Date: Thu Aug 13 23:18:45 2009
> New Revision: 196200
> URL:
> Log:
>   ntroduce mfiutil, a basic utility for managing LSI SAS-RAID & Dell
>   PERC5/6 controllers.  Controller, array, and drive status can be
>   checked, basic attributes can be changed, and arrays and spares can
>   be created and deleted.  Controller firmware can also be flashed.
>   This does not replace MegaCLI, found in ports, as that is officially
>   sanctioned and supported by LSI and includes vastly more
>   functionality.  However, mfiutil is open source and guaranteed to
>   provide basic functionality, which can be especially useful if you
>   have a problem and can't get MegaCLI to work.
>   Approved by:    re
>   Obtained from:  Yahoo! Inc.

Thanks for this work.  Wouldn't it be more reasonable to use a standard
suffix for all dedicated admin utility such as vidcontrol, memcontrol,

% 59# find /bin /sbin /usr/bin /usr/sbin -name \*control | wc -l
%       25
% 60# find /bin /sbin /usr/bin /usr/sbin -name \*config | wc -l
%       13

Once 8.0-RELEASE is out, the name will be more difficult to change.

Jeremie Le Hen
< jeremie at le-hen dot org >< ttz at chchile dot org >

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