Subject: Re: 3ware's tw_cli management tool for twa(4) now runs on NetBSD
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/26/2006 16:47:42
In article <>,
George Georgalis <> wrote:
>On Sun, Sep 24, 2006 at 10:38:11AM +0200, Emmanuel Dreyfus wrote:
>>I just committed various fixes to COMPAT_FREEBSD and twa(4) that make
>>3ware's command line tool (tw_cli) working with my 9550SX boards. 
>>My goal was to obtain the ability of attaching a new disk without having
>>to reboot to 3ware BIOS setup. It's now fulfilled. I think I'll just
>>export the disks as "single" unit and use RAIDframe on it (comments
>>welcome on this practice: what are the benefits of using the hardware
>>If someone uses the full RAID capability of the board, I'm interested by
>>feedbacks on using the management tools. Test and report bugs quickly,
>>because I won't do kernel hacking once my machine will be in production,
>>which should happen soon.
>>Now it could be nice to add tw_cli to pkgsrc, but I'll let anyone beat
>>me at this.
>Hey that sounds really great. I like the idea of being able to detect,
>replace and rebuild raid drives without rebooting!
>I'm planning to get some 3ware hardware and can maybe try or test
>at that time.

You should try areca instead. It does RAID 6 too, and it is supported
by the OpenBSD arc driver. Then you don't need the binary-only tool.