ARCMSR(4) MidnightBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual ARCMSR(4)

NAME

arcmsr — Areca SATA II RAID Controller driver

SYNOPSIS

device arcmsr
device pci
device scbus
device da

DESCRIPTION

The arcmsr driver provides support for the Areca ARC-11xx and ARC-12xx series of SATA II RAID controllers. These controllers feature RAID-0, 1, 3, 5, 6, and 10 and JBOD acceleration for up to 16 SATA drives. Raid level and stripe level migration, online capacity expansion, hot insertion/removal, automatic failover and rebuild, and SMART are also supported. Access to the arrays is provided via the SCSI CAM /dev/da? device nodes. A management interface is also present via the /dev/arcmsr? device node. Management tools for i386 and amd64 are available from Areca.

HARDWARE

The arcmsr driver supports the following cards:

ARC-1110

ARC-1120

ARC-1130

ARC-1160

ARC-1130-ML

ARC-1160-ML

ARC-1210

ARC-1220

ARC-1230

ARC-1260

ARC-1230-ML

ARC-1260-ML

FILES
/dev/da?

Array block device

/dev/arcmsr?

Management interface

/boot/kernel/arcmsr.ko

Loadable module

SEE ALSO

da(4), scbus(4)

HISTORY

The arcmsr driver first appeared in FreeBSD 5.4.

AUTHORS

The driver was written by Erich Chen 〈erich@areca.com.tw〉.

BUGS

The driver has been tested on i386 and amd64. It likely requires additional work to function on big-endian architectures.

MidnightBSD 0.3 March 31, 2005 MidnightBSD 0.3