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Re: Dell IPMI and PERC utils

We need Linux32 compat layer to make MegaCli talk to /proc and /sys, a
la FreeBSD mfi(4):

linprocfs           4       4         0   100%    /usr/compat/linux/proc
linsysfs            4       4         0   100%    /usr/compat/linux/sys

There's no way I could ever get authorization to run NetBSD in
production on PowerEdge 9th gen gear without RAID monitoring (via Nagios

Either that or Qlogic/LSI could swing on deeznuts.


On Thu, 2008-08-14 at 14:32 -0600, Swift Griggs wrote:
> Dell PowerEdge boxes have a lot of extra instrumentation that is available 
> via their psuedo-proprietary IPMI/BMC chips/controllers on those servers. 
> Is there any existing code or plans for work that might see the light of 
> day in NetBSD 5.0 ? I'd love to use NetBSD on more of our Dell servers, 
> but one of the big drawbacks that others harp on me for is the lack of 
> embedded controller management and ability to grab the Sensor Data Records 
> (SDR) about things like failed power supplies, bad RAM, etc...
> PS: I'm really looking forward to 5.0. Journaling FS, /dev/pad, and all 
> the SATA improvements are going to be a lot of fun.
> Thanks,
>    Swift
Brian A. Seklecki <>
Collaborative Fusion, Inc.

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