Dell PERC 5/i mfi status?

Brian A. Seklecki bseklecki at
Tue Oct 31 11:18:14 CST 2006

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Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2006 12:12:32 -0500 (EST)
From: Brian A. Seklecki <lavalamp at>
To: linux-poweredge at
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Subject: RE: Dell PERC 5/i mfi status?

On Tue, 31 Oct 2006, Bret Esquivel wrote:

> Mathieu,
> I was actually asking if there is an "amrstat" type utility that I can check
> the array status while in production. Thanks for the advice on 6-STABLE, I

Well, it was sysutils/megarc for PERC/4.  On PERC/5 mfi(1), it's whatever we 
decide to call it.

Dell is shipping a CLI with OMSA or whatever.  We may have to hack on the 
kernel interface:

We've got the      /dev/mfi?	 management interface already, just need to 
port the Linux code over.

I'm really starting to think OpenBSD will beat FreeBSD to the game with the 
bio(4) RAID management hardware abstraction subsystem:


Brian A. Seklecki <bseklecki at>
Collaborative Fusion, Inc.

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