Subject: Re: 3ware's tw_cli management tool for twa(4) now runs on NetBSD
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/27/2006 03:58:09
In article <>,
George Georgalis <> wrote:
>On Tue, Sep 26, 2006 at 04:47:42PM +0000, Christos Zoulas wrote:
>>In article <>,
>>George Georgalis <> wrote:
>>>On Sun, Sep 24, 2006 at 10:38:11AM +0200, Emmanuel Dreyfus wrote:
>>>>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.
>Oh, okay. Looks good.
>Any experience with HPC systems?  I'm looking at the
>1U AMD Quad Opteron or their blades.

The new supermicro 1U systems are really good. The motherboard is
designed for a 1U system, unlike the tyan (airflow is a lot better
and you don't get bogus pci slots you cannot use). Still ECC memory
issues (as with all opterons with a lot of memory), but DDR2 is
around the corner and we can all cross our fingers. I have not tried
NetBSD on them so YMMV.