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       aoeping - simple communication with AoE device


       aoeping [options] {shelf} {slot} {netif}


       The aoeping program performs simple one or two-round-trip communication
       with an ATA over Ethernet (AoE) device.

       Running aoeping without command line arguments will result in  a  short
       usage summary being displayed.

       The aoeping program will wait forever if if doesn’t receive an expected
       response.  The caller should use a time out to catch this situation.

       shelf  This should be the shelf address (major AoE address) of the  AoE
              device to communicate with.

       slot   This  should  be the slot address (minor AoE address) of the AoE
              device to communicate with.

       netif  The name of the  ethernet  network  interface  to  use  for  AoE
              communications, e.g., eth1.

       -i     Issue  an  ATA "identify device" command after receiving the AoE
              device’s Config Query response.  The "ident"  response  will  be
              printed on standard output as a hexidecimal dump.

       -v     Turn on more copious output, including a hexidecimal dump of the
              Config Query response from the AoE device (see AoE spec  at  URL

       -s     This  option  takes  an  argument.   The  argument  is a decimal
              integer that specifies the number of seconds that  aoeping  will
              wait  for  a  response before timing out and exiting with a non-
              zero status.

       -S     This option takes an argument.  The argument is the  name  of  a
              SMART  command  to  send to the disk.  The SMART commands in the
              list  below  are  supported.   If  the  command  requires   data
              transfer,  one  sector  (512 bytes) of data is always the amount
              transfered.  If the command takes a parameter (for the  Low  LBA
              register),  then  the  name  of the SMART command is immediately
              followed by a  colon  and  then  a  number,  the  value  of  the
              parameter, e.g., "-S read_log:1".


              For  write_log, aoeping reads from standard input the one sector
              of data to be written to the specified log.

              The aoeping command just  sends  and  receives  SMART  commands,
              without  interpreting  them.  See the ATA specification for more
              information on using SMART.

       -t     (This is an advanced feature.)  This  option  has  an  argument.
              The  argument  is  a decimal integer that is used as the initial
              tag, with the highest bit set, as the first tag in ATA commands.
              Tags for subsequent ATA commands will be incremented by one.

       -h     Show a usage summary.


       In  this  example, the root user uses aoeping to check for the presence
       of aoe device e10.9 on network interface eth0.

                bash# aoeping -v 10 9 eth0 | head
                tag: 80000000
                eth: eth0
                shelf: 10
                slot: 9
                config query response:
                00 0d 87 aa c9 00 00 10 04 00 11 1f 88 a2 18 00
                00 0a 09 01 00 00 00 00 00 03 30 08 00 10 00 04
                66 6f 6f 0a 00 ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
                ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
                ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff

       The next example shows root making sure the disk on the e10.9 is  still
       responsive  by  issuing an ATA device identify command with a 20-second

                bash# aoeping -i -s 20 \
                  10 9 eth0 > /dev/null \
                  && echo ok

       The next example uses SMART to determine  whether  the  disk  on  e10.9
       thinks it has exceeded its error threshold.  The ATA spec says that the
       LBA Mid register will be 0x4f when the disk has not exceeded its  error

                bash# aoeping -S return_status \
                  10 9 eth0 | grep ’LBA Mid: 0x4f’ \
                  > /dev/null \
                  && echo ok

       Note  that  in  a  script,  it would be prudent to specify and handle a
       timeout.  Also, a good script would make sure the Status register  does
       not  have the error bit (bit zero) or the device fault bit (bit 5) set.


       aoe-discover(8), aoe-interfaces(8), aoe-mkdevs(8), aoe-mkshelf(8), aoe-

       AoE (ATA over Ethernet):,

       ATA specification


       Ed L. Cashin (