Not sure if it's one I'll be making publicly available, but likely yes (assuming one of these freelance programmers can make the app work). Trying to come up with a simplified way to determine settings in RAID 6 arrays that use RS. A simple program to determine which block is the RS out of the sectors can be used in several key places to figure out block size, drive order and parity rotation. I figure if I had such a tool I could do RAID 6 arrays in about 1/5 the time it normally takes.
I might just keep the software to myself and offer a service to determine the settings for other labs. Though I suppose I might be convinced to share it on a very limited basis.
Anyway, I was able to determine that my RAID 6 in my PC-3000 machine is a Reed Solomon. So the next slow period I get I can pull some values from it to play with.