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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
	      (e.g. 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	(e.g. 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.

     rebuild  Requires two arguments, controller and physdrive as specified in
	      the output of the	status command.	 All system drives using space
	      on the physical drive physdrive are rebuilt, reconstructing all
	      data on the drive.  Note that each controller can	only perform
	      one rebuild at a time.  This command returns immediately;	use
	      the status command to monitor the	progress of the	rebuild.

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

     help     Print usage information for command.

     The mlxcontrol utility was	written	by Michael Smith <>.

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

     Error log extraction is not yet supported.

BSD				April 10, 2000				   BSD


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