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     ida — Compaq Intelligent Drive Array Controllers


     To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following lines in your kernel
     configuration file:

           device scbus
           device ida

     Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following line in



     The Compaq Intelligent Drive Array (IDA) technology is used to distribute data across an
     array of hard drives.  It unites these hard drives into one or more high-performance logical
     drives.  The drive array is managed by an array controller.

     These controllers have the ability to provide fault tolerance for the connected drives and
     optionally provide write cache for the logical drives.  It is also possible for an
     application to access the SCSI bus subsystem directly by using the pass-through interface.


     The following controllers are supported by the ida driver:

        Compaq SMART Array 221
        Compaq Integrated SMART Array Controller
        Compaq SMART Array 4200
        Compaq SMART Array 4250ES
        Compaq SMART 3200 Controller
        Compaq SMART 3100ES Controller
        Compaq SMART-2/DH Controller
        Compaq SMART-2/SL Controller
        Compaq SMART-2/P Controller


     Extreme caution should be exercised when using the pass-through interface.  It is possible
     to interfere with normal system I/O and cause hangs if pass-through is used to an active
     device.  Pass-through should only be used to a device that is otherwise quiescent.


     cam(4), pass(4), xpt(4), camcontrol(8)


     The ida driver was written by Jonathan Lemon <> and Matthew N. Dodd
     <>.  This manual page was written by Tom Rhodes <>.