FPAREL(8) System Manager's Manual FPAREL(8)
fparel - Sun FPA online reliability tests
fparel [ -pn ] [ -v ]
Not available on Sun386i systems.
fparel is a command to execute the Sun FPA online confidence and relia-
bility test program. fparel tests about 90% of the functions of the
FPA board, and tests all FPA contexts not in use by other processes.
fparel runs without disturbing other processes that may be using the
FPA. fparel can only be run by the super-user.
After a successful pass, fparel writes
time, date: Sun FPA Passed. The contexts tested are: 0, 1, ...
to the file /var/adm/diaglog.
If a pass fails, fparel writes
time, date: Sun FPA failed
along with the test name and context number that failed, to the file
/var/adm/diaglog. fparel then broadcasts the message
time, date: Sun FPA failed, disabled, service required
to all users of the system. Next, fparel causes the kernel to disable
the FPA. Once the kernel disables the FPA, the system must be rebooted
to make it accessible.
The file /etc/rc.local should contain an entry to cause fparel to be
invoked upon reboot to be sure that the FPA remains unaccessible in
cases where rebooting doesn't correct the problem. See rc(8).
The crontab(5) file for root should contain an entry indicating that
cron(8) is to run fparel daily, such as:
7 2 * * * /usr/etc/fpa/fparel
which causes fparel to run at seven minutes past two, every day. See
cron(8) and crontab(5) for details.
-pn Perform n passes. Default is n=1. -p0 means perform 2147483647
-v Run in verbose mode with detailed test results to the standard
/var/adm/diaglog Log of fparel diagnostics.
/usr/etc/fpa/* directory containing FPA microcode, data files, and
crontab(5), cron(8), fpaversion(8), rc(8)
29 September 1987 FPAREL(8)