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NAME

       nvme-io-passthru - Submit an arbitrary io command, return results

SYNOPSIS

       nvme-io-passthru <device> [--opcode=<opcode> | -o <opcode>]
                       [--flags=<flags> | -f <flags>] [-rsvd=<rsvd> | -R <rsvd>]
                       [--namespace-id=<nsid> | -nsid <nsid>]
                       [--cdw2=<cdw2>] [--cdw3=<cdw3>] [--cdw10=<cdw10>]
                       [--cdw11=<cdw11>] [--cdw12=<cdw12>] [--cdw13=<cdw13>]
                       [--cdw14=<cdw14>] [--cdw15=<cdw15>]
                       [--data-len=<data-len> | -l <data-len>]
                       [--metadata-len=<len> | -m <len>]
                       [--read | -r ] [--write | -w]
                       [--input-file=<file> | -i <file>]
                       [--timeout=<to> | -t <to>]
                       [--show-command | -s]
                       [--dry-run | -d]
                       [--raw-binary | -b]
                       [--prefill=<prefill> | -p <prefill>]

DESCRIPTION

       Submits an arbitrary NVMe IO command and returns the applicable results. This may be the
       simply the command’s result and status, or may also include a buffer if the command
       returns one. This command does no interpretation of the opcodes or options.

       The <device> parameter is mandatory and may be either the NVMe character device (ex:
       /dev/nvme0), or a namespace block device (ex: /dev/nvme0n1).

       On success, the returned structure (if applicable) may be returned in one of several ways
       depending on the option flags; the structure may printed by the program as a hex dump, or
       may be returned as a raw buffer printed to stdout for another program to parse.

OPTIONS

       -o <opcode>, --opcode=<opcode>
           The NVMe opcode to send to the device in the command

       -f <flags>, --flags=<flags>
           The NVMe command flags to send to the device in the command

       -R <rsvd>, --rsvd=<rsvd>
           The value for the reserved field in the command.

       -n <nsid>, --namespace-id=<nsid>
           The value for the ns-id in the command. Defaults to 0.

       --cdw[2-3,10-15]=<cdw>
           Specifies the command dword value for that specified entry in the command

       -r, --read, -w, --write
           Used for the data-direction for the command and required for commands
           sending/receiving data. Don’t use both read and write at the same time.

       -i <file>, --input-file=<file>
           If the command is a data-out (write) command, use this file to fill the buffer sent to
           the device. If no file is given, assumed to use STDIN.

       -l <data-len>, --data-len=<data-len>
           The data length for the buffer used for this command.

       -m <data-len>, --metadata-len=<data-len>
           The metadata length for the buffer used for this command.

       -s, --show-cmd
           Print out the command to be sent.

       -d, --dry-run
           Do not actually send the command. If want to use --dry-run option, --show-cmd option
           must be set. Otherwise --dry-run option will be ignored.

       -b, --raw-binary
           Print the raw returned buffer to stdout if the command returns data or a structure.

       -p <prefill>, --prefill <prefill>
           Prefill the buffer with a predetermined byte value. Defaults to 0. This may be useful
           if the data you are writing is shorter than the required buffer, and you need to pad
           it with a known value. It may also be useful if you need to confirm if a device is
           overwriting a buffer on a data-in command.

EXAMPLES

       nvme io-passthru /dev/nvme0n1 --opcode=2 --namespace-id=1 --data-len=4096 --read --cdw10=0
       --cdw11=0 --cdw12=0x70000 --raw-binary

NVME

       Part of the nvme-user suite