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SES(4)		       FreeBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual			SES(4)

NAME
     ses -- SCSI Environmental Services	driver

SYNOPSIS
     device ses

DESCRIPTION
     The ses driver provides support for all SCSI devices of the environmental
     services class that are attached to the system through a supported	SCSI
     Host Adapter, as well as emulated support for SAF-TE (SCSI	Accessible
     Fault Tolerant Enclosures).  The environmental services class generally
     are enclosure devices that	provide	environmental information such as num-
     ber of power supplies (and	state),	temperature, device slots, and so on.

     A SCSI Host adapter must also be separately configured into the system
     before a SCSI Environmental Services device can be	configured.

KERNEL CONFIGURATION
     It	is only	necessary to explicitly	configure one ses device; data struc-
     tures are dynamically allocated as	devices	are found on the SCSI bus.

     A separate	option,	SES_ENABLE_PASSTHROUGH,	may be specified to allow the
     ses driver	to perform functions on	devices	of other classes that claim to
     also support ses functionality.

IOCTLS
     The following ioctl(2) calls apply	to ses devices.	 They are defined in
     the header	file <cam/scsi/scsi_ses.h> (q.v.).

     SESIOC_GETNOBJ	Used to	find out how many ses objects are driven by
			this particular	device instance.

     SESIOC_GETOBJMAP	Read, from the kernel, an array	of SES objects which
			contains the object identifier,	which subenclosure it
			is in, and the ses type	of the object.

     SESIOC_GETENCSTAT	Get the	overall	enclosure status.

     SESIOC_SETENCSTAT	Set the	overall	enclosure status.

     SESIOC_GETOBJSTAT	Get the	status of a particular object.

     SESIOC_SETOBJSTAT	Set the	status of a particular object.

     SESIOC_GETTEXT	Get the	associated help	text for an object (not	yet
			implemented).  ses devices often have descriptive text
			for an object which can	tell you things	like location
			(e.g., "left power supply").

     SESIOC_INIT	Initialize the enclosure.

EXAMPLE	USAGE
     The files contained in <usr/share/examples/ses> show simple mechanisms
     for how to	use these interfaces, as well as a very	stupid simple monitor-
     ing daemon.

FILES
     /dev/sesN	    The	Nth SES	device.

DIAGNOSTICS
     When the kernel is	configured with	DEBUG enabled, the first open to an
     SES device	will spit out overall enclosure	parameters to the console.

HISTORY
     The ses driver was	written	for the	CAM SCSI subsystem by Matthew Jacob.
     This is a functional equivalent of	a similar driver available in Solaris,
     Release 7.

FreeBSD	10.1		       January 29, 2000			  FreeBSD 10.1

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | KERNEL CONFIGURATION | IOCTLS | EXAMPLE USAGE | FILES | DIAGNOSTICS | HISTORY

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