Subject: Re: 3ware's tw_cli management tool for twa(4) now runs on NetBSD
To: None <>
From: George Georgalis <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 09/26/2006 12:03:58
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.

// George

George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator <IXOYE><