Subject: bioctl [was: Re: twe status queries?]
To: None <>
From: rudolf <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/03/2005 21:16:51

der Mouse wrote:
> The only thing I can think of which would justify this would be if one
> of the drives in ld1 has failed.  But the front panel lights give no
> indication, and dmesg contains nothing at all from either twe or ld
> since boot.  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.

I have a slightly OT question: Does OpenBSD's bioctl 
( interface fit to 
NetBSD's idea of "doing things right"? I'm curious because it's one of 
the things I presently find attractive about OpenBSD (CARP and IPMI 
support being other examples ...).