mpt-status: get status of LSI 1030 RAID (mptlinux, fusion, mpt, ioc) controller
Update: I have abandoned this program because I don't use any
machines with this controller any more. But fear not! The free
software process works. Roberto Nibali seems to be maintaining a
newer version, which you can find here.
This is a little Linux C program I wrote to tell you the status of the
physical and logical drives attached to your LSI 1030 RAID controller.
Here is some sample output:
ioc0 vol 0 type IM, 2 phy, 68 GB, flags ENABLED, state OPTIMAL
ioc0 phy 0 IBM-ESXS MAS3735NC FN C901, 68 GB, state ONLINE
ioc0 phy 1 IBM-ESXS ST373453LC FN B85D, 68 GB, state ONLINE
I have compiled it against various 2.4 kernels running on
x86_64. Comments and patches relating to portability will be
especially welcome. The program probably also needs improvement in
its handling of multiple controllers, or indeed of any configuration
other than a simple mirror, which is all I have access to.
I am aware of at least two Java-based programs that can provide the
same information. But they are old, and I had all kinds of trouble
installing them on x86_64 systems. And who wants to run a
GUI to get information that should be available from /proc?
This driver has many names. As best I understand their use:
Hope that's right. Clarifications are welcome; it's all too much for
- LSI 1030
- The make and model of the controller
- The name of the driver distribution. /proc/mpt/version
might say, for example, mptlinux-2.05.11.03.
- The trade name for the chipset (?). The driver distribution,
though called mptlinux, actually lives in
- Message Passing Technology; the prefix used for all things that
related to the driver. The /proc device is
/proc/mptctl, for example.
- The name of the controller within Linux. For example the first
controller is ioc0.
Getting the Software
You can download mpt-status-1.0.tar.gz, or you can
also get the source code via anonymous CVS:
cvs checkout mpt-status
The software is available under the GNU General Public License.
Last modified: Tue Dec 6 13:23:56 CST 2005