last update 10 Jan 2001
10/01/01 Today i got an email with a patch and a new init script for cpqarrayd from Ted Rule. I merged in his patch and replaced my init script with his. Cpqarrayd version 1.2 is the result. I also compiled both array-util and cpqarrayd with kernel version 2.4.0 and found no problems.
02/11/00 I received a request to port the applications to FreeBSD and i started working on it. Unfortunately i'm rather new to FreeBSD so it will probably take some time. If anybody wants to help out please let me now.
28/08/00 Nigel Metheringham send me an updated spec file that installs the startup script in /etc/rc.d/init.d and makes it startup at boottime. I rebuild the RPMS with the new spec file.
23/08/00 Several people pointed me to this website with more tools to monitor and linux stuff for Compaq boxes. The URL is http://www.compaq.com/products/servers/linux/linux-drivers.html. I tested the tools on my boxes and they give lots of info on fanspeeds, temperature and other things.
22/08/00 I released the 1.1 version of the cpqarrayd daemon. This release fixes al bugs in the bugs section. I suggest everybody upgrades to this release, its more stable than the 1.0 version.
10/08/00 I labeled this release 1.0 because i have been running them for a few months on several servers now and never noticed any problems. I have tested these tools with Compaq Proliant 2500 and 1600 hardware, SmartArray 2DH controllers and diverse disks. As ussual with GPL software, i don't give any guarantees, use at your own risk. If possible run them on a test server first if you have different hardware than me.
Please send me descriptions of the hardware on which you used the programs, so i can include them here.
Compaq Proliant 2500 with SmartArray 2DH
Compaq Proliant 1600 with SmartArray 2DH
Compaq Proliant ML350 with an additional Smart Array 431-Controller (thanks to Christian Bauer)
Compaq Proliant DL380 with Internal SmartArray controller (thanks to Jason Sturgeon)
Compaq Proliant ML370 with Integrated SmartArray (thanks to Brian Rossmeisl)
Compaq Proliant 5500 with a SmartArray 3200 (thanks to Andrew A. Neuschwander)
Compaq Proliant 1850R with a SmartArray 3200 (thanks to Brian Towles)
Compaq Proliant 6400R with a SmartArray 3200 (thanks to Brian Towles)
Compaq Proliant 3000 with a SmartArray 3200 (thanks to Brian Towles)
Compaq Proliant DL580 with two SmartArray 4200 (thanks to Dietmar Stein)
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