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MLXCONTROL(8)           FreeBSD System Manager's Manual          MLXCONTROL(8)

     mlxcontrol -- Mylex DAC-family RAID management utility

     mlxcontrol <command> [args]
     mlxcontrol status [-qv] [drive]
     mlxcontrol rescan controller [controller ...]
     mlxcontrol detach drive [drive ...]
     mlxcontrol detach -a
     mlxcontrol check drive
     mlxcontrol config controller
     mlxcontrol help command

     The mlxcontrol utility provides status monitoring and management func-
     tions for devices attached to the mlx(4) driver.

     Controller names are of the form "mlxN" where N is the unit number of the
     controller.  Drive names are of the form "mlxdN" where N is the unit num-
     ber of the drive.  Do not specify the path to a device node.

     status  Print the status of controllers and system drives.  If one or
             more drives are specified, only print information about these
             drives, otherwise print information about all controllers and
             drives in the system.  With the -v flag, display much more ver-
             bose information.  With the -q flag, do not print any output.
             This command returns 0 if all drives tested are online, 1 if one
             or more drives are critical and 2 if one or more are offline.

     rescan  Rescan one or more controllers for non-attached system drives
             (eg. drives that have been detached or created subsequent to
             driver initialisation).  If the -a flag is supplied, rescan all
             controllers in the system.

     detach  Detach one or more system drives.  Drives must be unmounted and
             not opened by any other utility for this command to succeed.  If
             the -a flag is supplied, detach all system drives from the nomi-
             nated controller.

     check   Initiate a consistency check and repair pass on a redundant sys-
             tem drive (eg. RAID1 or RAID5).  The controller will scan the
             system drive and repair any inconsistencies.  This command
             returns immediately; use the status command to monitor the
             progress of the check.

     config  Print the current configuration from the nominated controller.
             This command will be updated to allow addition/deletion of system
             drives from a configuration in a future release.

     help    Print usage information for command.

     The config command does not yet support modifying system drive configura-

     Error log extraction is not yet supported.

     The mlxcontrol utility was written by Michael Smith <>.

FreeBSD 4.10                    April 10, 2000                    FreeBSD 4.10


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