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FPAREL(8)                   System Manager's Manual                  FPAREL(8)



NAME
       fparel - Sun FPA online reliability tests

SYNOPSIS
       fparel [ -pn ] [ -v ]

AVAILABILITY
       Not available on Sun386i systems.

DESCRIPTION
       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, ...
              31

       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.

OPTIONS
       -pn    Perform n passes.  Default is n=1.  -p0 means perform 2147483647
              passes.

       -v     Run in verbose mode with detailed test results to  the  standard
              output.

FILES
       /var/adm/diaglog    Log of fparel diagnostics.
       /etc/rc.local
       /var/spool/cron/crontabs/root
       /usr/etc/fpa/*      directory containing FPA microcode, data files, and
                           loader

SEE ALSO
       crontab(5), cron(8), fpaversion(8), rc(8)



                               29 September 1987                     FPAREL(8)