svn commit: r219056 - in head/sys: cam/ata cam/scsi dev/ata geom

Nathan Whitehorn nwhitehorn at
Mon Feb 28 15:26:43 UTC 2011

On 02/28/11 06:59, John Baldwin wrote:
> On Saturday, February 26, 2011 9:58:54 am Nathan Whitehorn wrote:
>> Author: nwhitehorn
>> Date: Sat Feb 26 14:58:54 2011
>> New Revision: 219056
>> URL:
>> Log:
>>    Add the disk ident and a human-meaningful description (here, the disk model
>>    string) to the geom_disk config XML so that they are easily accessible from
>>    userland.
>>    MFC after:	1 week
> Not sure if you want to do this for mfi_disk.c, etc.?  Logical disks in
> mfi(4) have an optional volume name for example (the BIOS typically fills it
> in with "RAID 5" or some such when you create a volume in the BIOS) that
> might be worth exporting as the description for mfidX devices.
> Not sure about other disk devices such as twed.

I'm not as familiar with all the various RAID modules. I've started 
making patches to set d_descr to things like "Adaptec RAID Volume" for 
now, but would be interested to know if there is something better in 
individual cases.

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