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MLXCONTROL(8)		  BSD 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	re-
	     turns 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 <>.

BSD				April 10, 2000				   BSD


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