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CISS(4)                 NetBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual                CISS(4)

ciss -- HP/Compaq Smart ARRAY 5/6 RAID controllers
ciss* at pci? function ?
The ciss driver provides support for the CISS interface implemented by fifth and later generations of the HP/Compaq Smart ARRAY family of con- trollers. The CISS interface is defined in the document entitled CISS Command Interface for SCSI-3 Support Open Specification, Version 1.04, Valence Number 1, Compaq Computer Corporation, 2000/11/27. This driver supports several Compaq and HP controllers implementing the CISS interface, including: Compaq Smart Array 5300 version 1 Compaq Smart Array 5300 version 2 Compaq Smart Array 5i version 1 Compaq Smart Array 5i version 2 HP Smart Array 5312 HP Smart Array 6i HP Smart Array 641 HP Smart Array 642 HP Smart Array 6400 HP Smart Array 6400 EM HP Smart Array E200 HP Smart Array E200i HP Smart Array P400 HP Smart Array P400i HP Smart Array P410i HP Smart Array P600 HP Smart Array P800 HP Smart Array V100 HP Smart Array 1 through 13 These controllers support RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, JBOD, and superposi- tions of those configurations. Although the controllers are actual RAID controllers, the ciss driver makes them look just like SCSI controllers. All RAID configuration must be done through the controllers' BIOSes. Hardware from previous generations of this product family may be sup- ported by the cac(4) driver.
bio(4), cac(4), intro(4), pci(4), scsi(4), sd(4)
The ciss driver first appeared in NetBSD 3.1.
The ciss driver was written by Michael Shalayeff <>, and ported to NetBSD by Tonnerre Lombard <>. NetBSD 8.1 October 18, 2016 NetBSD 8.1
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