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CCDCONFIG(8)		  BSD System Manager's Manual		  CCDCONFIG(8)

NAME
     ccdconfig -- configuration	utility	for the	concatenated disk driver

SYNOPSIS
     ccdconfig [-cv] ccd ileave	[flags]	dev [file ...]
     ccdconfig -C [-v] [-f config_file]
     ccdconfig -u [-v] ccd [file ...]
     ccdconfig -U [-v] [-f config_file]
     ccdconfig -g [-M core] [-N	system]	[ccd [...]]

DESCRIPTION
     The ccdconfig utility is used to dynamically configure and	unconfigure
     concatenated disk devices,	or ccds.  For more information about the ccd,
     see ccd(4).

     The options are as	follows:

     -c	     Configure a ccd.  This is the default behavior of ccdconfig.

     -C	     Configure all ccd devices listed in the ccd configuration file.

     -f	config_file
	     When configuring or unconfiguring all devices, read the file
	     config_file instead of the	default	/etc/ccd.conf.

     -g	     Dump the current ccd configuration	in a format suitable for use
	     as	the ccd	configuration file.  If	no arguments are specified,
	     every configured ccd is dumped.  Otherwise, the configuration of
	     each listed ccd is	dumped.

     -M	core
	     Extract values associated with the	name list from core instead of
	     the default /dev/mem.

     -N	system
	     Use system	as the kernel instead of the running kernel (as	deter-
	     mined from	getbootfile(3)).

     -u	     Unconfigure a ccd.

     -U	     Unconfigure all ccd devices listed	the ccd	configuration file.

     -v	     Cause ccdconfig to	be verbose.

     A ccd is described	on the command line and	in the ccd configuration file
     by	the name of the	ccd, the interleave factor, the	ccd configuration
     flags, and	a list of one or more devices.	The flags may be represented
     as	a decimal number, a hexadecimal	number,	a comma-separated list of
     strings, or the word "none".  The flags are as follows:

	   CCDF_SWAP	  0x01	    Interleave should be dmmax
	   CCDF_UNIFORM	  0x02	    Use	uniform	interleave
	   CCDF_MIRROR	  0x04	    Support mirroring
	   CCDF_PARITY	  0x08	    Support parity (not	implemented yet)

     The format	in the configuration file appears exactly as if	it were	en-
     tered on the command line.	 Note that on the command line and in the con-
     figuration	file, the flags	argument is optional.

	   #
	   # /etc/ccd.conf
	   # Configuration file	for concatenated disk devices
	   #

	   # ccd	   ileave  flags   component devices
	   ccd0		   16	   none	   /dev/da2e /dev/da3e

     The component devices need	to name	partitions of type FS_BSDFFS (or
     "4.2BSD" as shown by disklabel(8)).

EXAMPLES
     A number of ccdconfig examples are	shown below.  The arguments passed to
     ccdconfig are exactly the same as you might place in the /etc/ccd.conf
     configuration file.  The first example creates a 4-disk stripe out	of
     four scsi disk partitions.	 The stripe uses a 64 sector interleave.  The
     second example is an example of a complex stripe/mirror combination.  It
     reads as a	two disk stripe	of da2e	and da3e which is mirrored to a	two
     disk stripe of da4e and da5e.  The	last example is	a simple mirror.
     /dev/da2e is mirrored with	/dev/da4e and assigned to ccd0.

     # ccdconfig ccd0 64 none /dev/da2e	/dev/da3e /dev/da4e /dev/da5e
     # ccdconfig ccd0 128 CCDF_MIRROR /dev/da2e	/dev/da3e /dev/da4e /dev/da5e
     # ccdconfig ccd0 128 CCDF_MIRROR /dev/da2e	/dev/da4e

     When you create a new ccd disk you	generally want to disklabel(8) it be-
     fore doing	anything else.	Once you create	the initial label you can edit
     it, adding	additional partitions.	The label itself takes up the first 16
     sectors of	the ccd	disk.  If all you are doing is creating	file systems
     with newfs, you do	not have to worry about	this as	newfs will skip	the
     label area.  However, if you intend to dd(1) to or	from a ccd partition
     it	is usually a good idea to construct the	partition such that it does
     not overlap the label area.  For example, if you have A ccd disk with
     10000 sectors you might create a 'd' partition with offset	16 and size
     9984.

     # disklabel -r -w ccd0c auto
     # disklabel -e ccd0c

     The disklabeling of a ccd disk is usually a one-time affair.  Unlike
     other devices, ccd	currently requires that	you specify partition 'c' when
     running disklabel.	 If you	reboot the machine and reconfigure the ccd
     disk, the disklabel you had created before	will still be there and	not
     require reinitialization.	Beware that changing any ccd parameters: in-
     terleave, flags, or the device list making	up the ccd disk, will usually
     destroy any prior data on that ccd	disk.  If this occurs it is usually a
     good idea to reinitialize the label before	[re]constructing your ccd
     disk.

RECOVERY
     An	error on a ccd disk is usually unrecoverable unless you	are using the
     mirroring option.	But mirroring has its own perils:  It assumes that
     both copies of the	data at	any given sector are the same.	This holds
     true until	a write	error occurs or	until you replace either side of the
     mirror.  This is a	poor-man's mirroring implementation.  It works well
     enough that if you	begin to get disk errors you should be able to backup
     the ccd disk, replace the broken hardware,	and then regenerate the	ccd
     disk.  If you need	more than this you should look into external hardware
     RAID SCSI boxes, RAID controllers such as the dpt(4) controller, or soft-
     ware RAID systems such as vinum(8).

FILES
     /etc/ccd.conf  default ccd	configuration file

SEE ALSO
     dd(1), ccd(4), dpt(4), disklabel(8), rc(8), vinum(8)

HISTORY
     The ccdconfig utility first appeared in NetBSD 1.0A.

BSD				 July 17, 1995				   BSD

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