dmevent_tool man page

dmevent_tool — A utility used to load a DSO into dmeventd and (un)register devices with it for monitoring


dmevent_tool -[Vhmru] {RAID device name} {DSO Name}


dmevent_tool is a userspace utility used to register/unregister DSOs with the daemon dmeventd.

If used with the -m command line parameter users can display all of the actively dmeventd monitored devices.


-V Show version of dmevent_tool

-{h/?} Show this help information

-m[r|u] List all currently active device mapper devices
and their current status with dmeventd
for registered (-r)/unregistered (-m) devices
Syntax: dmevent_tool -m[u|r]
-a[r|u] Same as -m, but for devices with UUID only!
Syntax: dmevent_tool -a[u|r]
-r Register a device with dmeventd
Syntax: dmevent_tool -r <device name> <path to DSO library>
Example: dmevent_tool -r isw_abcdeh_Volume0
-u Unregister a device with dmeventd
Syntax: dmevent_tool -u <device name> [<path to DSO library>]
Example: dmevent_tool -u isw_abcdefgh_Volume0


dmevent_tool -m is used to display all of the actively monitored devices
dmevent_tool -m
Device Name: isw_defeaigdde_Volume0_dmraid00
Registered DSO:
UUID: isw_defeaigdde_Volume0_dmraid00
status: Active
major device #: 253
minor device #: 0
read only device: No
number of recorded kernel events: 0
SATA drives in this volume group: /dev/sdb /dev/sdc

dmevent_tool -r is used to register a volume group device with dmeventd
dmevent_tool -r isw_defeaigdde_Volume0_dmraid00

dmevent_tool -u is used to unregister a volume group from dmeventd
dmevent_tool -u isw_defeaigdde_Volume0_dmraid00


dmevent_tool returns an exit code of 0 for success or 1 for error.


Brian Wood <>

Referenced By

dm_dso_reg_tool(8) is an alias of dmevent_tool(8).

1.0.0.rc3 Brian Wood