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       sg_ses  - send controls and fetch status from a SCSI Enclosure Services
       (SES) device


       sg_ses  [--byte1=<n>]   [--control]   [--data=<h>,<h>...]    [--filter]
       [--help]  [--hex]  [--inner-hex]  [--list] [--page=<page_code>] [--raw]
       [--status] [--verbose] [--version] <scsi_device>


       Send controls to a SES device (via a SCSI SEND DIAGNOSTIC  command)  or
       fetches  status  (via  a SCSI RECEIVE DIAGNOSTIC RESULTS command).  The
       given <scsi_device> should be a SES device which  may  be  a  dedicated
       enclosure  services  processor  (INQUIRY peripheral device type 0xd) or
       attached to another type of SCSI device (e.g. a disk) in which case the
       EncServ bit set in its INQUIRY response.

       If  no  options  are  given  (only  the  <scsi_device>  name)  then all
       diagnostic pages supported by the  device  (including  SES  pages)  are

       --byte=<n> | -b <n>
              some control pages need byte 1 (i.e. the second byte) of the cdb
              set.  Only required in rare cases when the ’--control’ option is
              also set.  Default is 0; <n> is in decimal unless it is prefixed
              by 0x.

       --control | -c
              will send control information to the given  device  via  a  SCSI
              SEND  DIAGNOSTIC  command.  Cannot  give  both  this  option and
              ’--status’.  The Enclosure control, String Out,  Threshold  Out,
              Array  control  (obsolete  in SES-2) and Subenclosure String Out
              diagnostic pages can be set currently.

       --data=<h>,<h>... | -d <h>,<h>...
              permits a string of comma separated (ASCII)  hex  digits  to  be
              specified  (limit  512). This allows the parameters to a control
              diagnostic page to be specified. The  string  given  should  not
              include  the first 4 bytes (i.e. page code and length). See next
              entry for using stdin.

       --data=- | -d -
              reads a data string from  stdin.  Space,  tabs  and  line  feeds
              additionally are permitted as separators.

       --filter | -f
              cuts  down  on  the  amount  of output from the enclosure status
              diagnostic page. When this option is given, any line  which  has
              all  its  binary  flags  cleared  (i.e. 0) is filtered out (i.e.
              ignored). If  a  line  has  some  other  value  on  it  (e.g.  a
              temperature) then it is output.

       --help | -h
              output the usage message then exit.

       --hex | -H
              output the response in hexadecimal.

       --inner-hex | -i
              the  outer  levels  of  a status diagnostic page are decoded and
              printed out but the innermost level  (e.g.  the  element  status
              descriptor) is output in hex.

       --list | -l
              list   all   known  diagnostic  page  names  and  SES  elements.
              <scsi_device> is ignored and utility exits.

       --page=<page_code> | -p <page_code>
              Supply a <page_code>. Assumed to be in decimal  unless  prefixed
              by  0x for hex. Valid range is 0 to 255 (0x0 to 0xff) inclusive.
              Default is page_code 0 (i.e. "Supported diagnostic pages").

       --raw | -r
              outputs the chosen status  page  in  (ASCII)  hex  in  a  format
              suitable  for  a  later invocation using the ’--data=" option. A
              status diagnostic page less its first 4  bytes  (page  code  and
              length) is output.

       --status | -s
              will  fetch  status  diagnostic page from the given device via a
              SCSI RECEIVE DIAGNOSTIC RESULTS command. If this option  is  not
              given and ’--control’ is not given then ’--status’ is assumed.

       --verbose | -v
              increase the level of verbosity, (i.e. debug output).

       --version | -V
              print the version string and then exit.

       Currently  all status pages, control pages and element types defined in
       SES-2 revision 12 (11th May 2005) are decoded.

       This utility can be used to fetch arbitrary (i.e. non  SES)  diagnostic
       pages  (using  the  READ  DIAGNOSTIC  SCSI  command).  To  this end the
       ’--page=’  and  ’--hex’  options  would   be   appropriate.   Arbitrary
       diagnostic  pages can be sent to a device with the sg_senddiag utility.

       There is a related command set  called  SAF-TE  (SCSI  attached  fault-
       tolerant  enclosure) for enclosure (including RAID) status and control.
       SCSI devices that support SAF-TE report "Processor"  peripheral  device
       type (0x3) in their INQUIRY reponse. See safte-monitor on the internet.


       Changing a temperature threshold is possible, if a little awkward.  The
       current thresholds can be shown with:

          sg_ses --page=5 /dev/sda

       The  threshold  to  be changed can be chosen. Then output the threshold
       page in hex (suitable for editing) with:

          sg_ses --page=5 --raw /dev/sda > t

       Then with the aid of the SES-2 document (in revision 9: section  6.1.8)
       use  your  favourite  editor to change t. The change can be sent to the
       device with:

          sg_ses --control --page=5 --data=- /dev/sda < t

       If the above is successful, the threshold should have been changed.  To
       check try:

          sg_ses --page=5 /dev/sda



       Written by Douglas Gilbert.


       Report bugs to <dgilbert at interlog dot com>.


       Copyright © 2004-2005 Douglas Gilbert
       This  software  is  distributed  under  a  FreeBSD  liense. There is NO
       warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY  or  FITNESS  FOR  A  PARTICULAR


       sg_inq, sg_senddiag (in sg3_utils package); safte-monitor (internet)