Subject: Re: 3ware's tw_cli management tool for twa(4) now runs on NetBSD
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Emmanuel Dreyfus <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/24/2006 23:17:01
Manuel Bouyer <> wrote:

> The adapter's firmware should be able to do automatic rewrite of
> bad blocks. This is important especially for IDE drives, for which a
> rewrite is required in order to remap the block (there's no automatic
> remapping on too much read retries, as it can be configured on
> SCSI disks). 

But it still does that if the disk is exported as a single unit used by
RAIDframe, doesn't it?

> Also, for raid-5 the battery-backed cache of the
> adapter helps a lot (if you didn't order the battery this won't
> help of course :)

Well, I don't have it. :-/

Emmanuel Dreyfus