Subject: Re: twe status queries?
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: john heasley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/02/2005 19:23:55
Fri, Dec 02, 2005 at 01:37:25PM -0500, der Mouse:
> Is there any way to check the status of the arrays without
> bringing the machine down to the BIOS? If not, any idea how hard it
> would be to hack such a thing into the driver? Doing RAID seems
> semi-useless if you don't hear about drive failures in time to replace
> them before a second drive fails and you lose data.
Any alerts, such as a failure of a drive that is part of an array, should
generate an AEN which should appear in syslog under the kern facility.
I know from your previous posts that it's not an option, but if you were
running 3.0, 3ware's FreeBSD version of their cli should work (tw_cli).
I did not request pull-ups for those changes.
Or, you can try www.shrubbery.net/~heas/twedm.i386.
The former claims to report the 'smart' information (info cN pN smart), but
it does not work on my system. The latter does not, but IIRC I figured out
how to get the data...but I do not know what to do with it. :) That info
may not even be useful; I don't know.
hope that helps.