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NAME

       sg_scan  -  does a scan of sg devices (or given SCSI/ATAPI/ATA devices)
       and prints the results

SYNOPSIS

       sg_scan [-a] [-i] [-n] [-w] [-x] [<sam_dev>]*

DESCRIPTION

       If no <sam_dev> device names are given, sg_scan does a scan of  the  sg
       devices  and  outputs  a line of information for each sg device that is
       currently bound to a SCSI device. Once any <sam_dev> is given only  the
       given  <sam_dev>s  are scanned.  Devices are opened with the O_NONBLOCK
       flag so that the scan will  not  "hang"  on  any  device  that  another
       process holds an O_EXCL lock on.

       Any  given <sam_devs> device names are expected to comply with (to some
       extent) the Storage Architecture  Model  (SAM  see  www.t10.org).   Any
       device  names  associated  with the Linux SCSI subsystem (e.g. /dev/sda
       and /dev/st0m)  are  suitable.  Devices  names  associated  with  ATAPI
       devices  (e.g.  most  CD/DVD  drives  and  ATAPI  tape drives) are also
       suitable.  If the device does not fall into the above  categories  then
       an ATA IDENTIFY command is tried.

       -a     do alphabetical scan (i.e. sga, sgb, sgc)

       -i     do  a  SCSI INQUIRY, output results in a second (indented) line.
              If the device is an ATA disk then output information from an ATA
              IDENTIFY command

       -n     do numeric scan (i.e. sg0, sg1...) [default]

       -w     use  a  read/write flag when opening sg device (default is read-
              only)

       -x     extra information output about queuing

AUTHORS

       Written by D. Gilbert and F. Jansen

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 1999-2004 Douglas Gilbert
       This software is distributed under the  GPL  version  2.  There  is  NO
       warranty;  not  even  for  MERCHANTABILITY  or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE.