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NAME

       sg_turs - send one or more SCSI TEST UNIT READY commands

SYNOPSIS

       sg_turs  [--help]  [--low]  [--number=NUM]  [--num=NUM]  [--progress] [--time] [--verbose]
       [--version] DEVICE

       sg_turs [-n=NUM] [-p]  [-t] [-v] [-V] DEVICE

DESCRIPTION

       This utility sends one or more SCSI TEST UNIT READY commands to the DEVICE.  This  may  be
       useful  for  timing the per command overhead.  Note that TEST UNIT READY has no associated
       data, just a 6 byte command (with each byte a zero) and a returned SCSI status value.

       This utility supports two command line syntaxes, the preferred one is shown first  in  the
       synopsis  and  explained  in  this section. A later section on the old command line syntax
       outlines the second group of options.

OPTIONS

       Arguments to long options are mandatory for short options as well.

       -h, --help
              print out the usage message then exit.

       -l, --low
              when [--progress] is not being used, this utility tries to complete the  SCSI  TEST
              UNIT  READY  command(s) as quickly as possible. Usually it calls a library function
              to do each TUR (sg_ll_test_unit_ready). With this option it uses  the  lower  level
              sg_pt interface (see sg_pt.h) to save a little time on each TUR.

       -n, --number=NUM
              performs  TEST  UNIT  READY  NUM  times.  If not given defaults to 1.  These suffix
              multipliers are permitted: c C *1; w W *2; b B *512; k K KiB *1,024; KB *1,000; m M
              MiB *1,048,576; MB *1,000,000; g G GiB *1,073,741,824; and GB *1,000,000,000 . Also
              a suffix of the form "x<n>" multiplies the leading number by <n>.  Alternatively  a
              hex number may be given, prefixed by either '0x' or has a trailing 'h'.

       --num=NUM
              same as --number=NUM. Added for compatibility with sg_requests which has taken over
              the role of polling the progress indication.

       -O, --old
              Switch to older style options. Please use as first option.

       -p, --progress
              show progress indication (a percentage) if available. If --number=NUM is given, NUM
              is greater than 1 and an initial progress indication was detected then this utility
              waits 30 seconds before subsequent checks.  Exits when NUM is reached or there  are
              no more progress indications.  Ignores --time option. See NOTES section below.

       -t, --time
              after  completing  the  requested  number  of TEST UNIT READY commands, outputs the
              total duration and the average number of commands executed per second.

       -v, --verbose
              increase level or verbosity.

       -V, --version
              print version string then exit.

NOTES

       The progress indication is optionally part of the sense data. When a  prior  command  that
       takes  a  long  time  to complete (and typically precludes other media access commands) is
       still underway, the progress indication can be used  to  determine  how  long  before  the
       device  returns  to  its  normal state. Around SPC-3 T10 changed the preferred command for
       polling the progress indication from TEST UNIT READY to REQUEST SENSE (see the sg_requests
       utilty).

       The  SCSI  FORMAT  command  for  disks  used  with  the  IMMED bit set is an example of an
       operation that takes a significant amount of time and precludes other media access  during
       that  time.  The  IMMED  bit  set  instructs  the  FORMAT command to return control to the
       application client once the format has commenced (see SBC-3). Several long  duration  SCSI
       commands associated with tape drives also use the progress indication (see SSC-3).

       The DEVICE is opened with a read-only flag (e.g. in Unix with the O_RDONLY flag).

       Early  standards  suggested  that the SCSI TEST UNIT READY command be used for polling the
       progress indication. More recent standards seem to suggest the SCSI REQUEST SENSE  command
       should be used instead.

EXIT STATUS

       The  exit  status  of sg_turs is 0 when it is successful (e.g. in the case of a mechanical
       disk, it is spun up and ready to accept commands). For this utility the other exit  status
       of  interest is 2 corresponding to the "not ready" sense key. For other exit status values
       see the sg3_utils(8) man page.

OLDER COMMAND LINE OPTIONS

       The options in this section were the only ones available prior to sg3_utils version 1.23 .
       Since then this utility defaults to the newer command line options which can be overridden
       by using --old (or -O) as the first option. See  the  ENVIRONMENT  VARIABLES  section  for
       another way to force the use of these older command line options.

       -n=NUM performs  TEST  UNIT  READY  NUM  times. If not given defaults to 1.  Equivalent to
              --number=NUM in the main description.

       -N, --new
              Switch to the newer style options.

       -p     show progress indication (a percentage) if available.  Equivalent to --progress  in
              the main description.

       -t     after  completing  the  requested  number  of TEST UNIT READY commands, outputs the
              total duration and the average number of commands executed per second.   Equivalent
              to --time in the main description.

       -v     increase level of verbosity.

       -V     print out version string then exit.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

       Since  sg3_utils  version  1.23  the environment variable SG3_UTILS_OLD_OPTS can be given.
       When it is present this utility will  expect  the  older  command  line  options.  So  the
       presence  of  this  environment variable is equivalent to using --old (or -O) as the first
       command line option.

AUTHORS

       Written by D. Gilbert

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2000-2018 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.

SEE ALSO

       sg_inq, sg_requests (sg3_utils)