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       lsscsi - list SCSI devices (or hosts) and their attributes


       lsscsi  [--classic] [--device] [--generic] [--help] [--hosts] [--kname]
       [--list] [--lunhex] [--long]  [--protection]  [--protmode]  [--scsi_id]
       [--size]   [--sysfsroot=PATH]   [--transport]  [--verbose]  [--version]
       [--wwn] [H:C:T:L]


       Uses information in sysfs (Linux kernel series 2.6 and later)  to  list
       SCSI  devices  (or hosts) currently attached to the system. Options can
       be used to control the amount and form of information provided for each

       If  a  H:C:T:L  argument  is  given  then  it acts as a filter and only
       devices that match it are listed. The colons don't have to be  present,
       and  '-',  '*',  '?' or missing arguments at the end are interpreted as
       wildcards. The default is '*:*:*:*' which means  to  match  everything.
       Any  filter  string  using '*' of '?' should be surrounded by single or
       double quotes to stop shell expansions. If '-' is used  as  a  wildcard
       then the whole filter argument should be prefixed by '-- ' to tell this
       utility  there  are  no  more  options  on  the  command  line  to   be
       interpreted.   A  leading  '['  and  trailing  ']'  are permitted (e.g.
       '[1:0:0]' matches all LUNs on  1:0:0).  May  also  be  used  to  filter
       --hosts  in  which case only the H is active and may be either a number
       or in the form "host<n>" where <n> is a host number.

       By default in this  utility  device  node  names  (e.g.  "/dev/sda"  or
       "/dev/root_disk")  are  obtained  by noting the major and minor numbers
       for the listed  device  obtained  from  sysfs  (e.g.  the  contents  of
       "/sys/block/sda/dev")  and  then  looking  for  a  match  in the "/dev"
       directory. This "match by major and minor" will allow devices that have
       been  given  a  different  name  by  udev (for example) to be correctly
       reported by this utility.

       In some situations it may be useful to see the device  node  name  that
       Linux  would produce by default, so the --kname option is provided.  An
       example of where this may be useful is kernel error logs which tend  to
       report disk error messages using the disk's default kernel name.


       Arguments to long options are mandatory for short options as well.  The
       options are arranged in alphabetical order based  on  the  long  option

       -c, --classic
              The   output   is   similar   to   that   obtained   from   'cat

       -d, --device
              After outputting the (probable) SCSI device name the device node
              major   and   minor   numbers   are   shown  in  brackets  (e.g.

       -g, --generic
              Output the SCSI generic device file name. Note that  if  the  sg
              driver  is  a  module it may need to be loaded otherwise '-' may

       -h, --help
              Output the usage message and exit.

       -H, --hosts
              List the SCSI hosts currently attached to the  system.  If  this
              option is not given then SCSI devices are listed.

       -k, --kname
              Use Linux default algorithm for naming devices (e.g. block major
              8, minor 0 is "/dev/sda") rather than the "match  by  major  and
              minor" in the "/dev" directory as discussed above.

       -L, --list
              Output additional information in <attribute_name>=<value> pairs,
              one pair per line preceded by two spaces. This  option  has  the
              same effect as '-lll'.

       -l, --long
              Output  additional  information for each SCSI device (host). Can
              be used multiple times for more output in which case the shorter
              option  form  is  more convenient (e.g. '-lll'). When used three
              times (i.e. '-lll') outputs SCSI device  (host)  attributes  one
              per    line;    preceded    by   two   spaces;   in   the   form

       -x, --lunhex
              when this option is used once the LUN in the tuple (at the start
              of  each device line) is shown in "T10" format which is up to 16
              hexadecimal digits. It is prefixed by "0x"  to  distinguish  the
              LUN  from the decimal value shown in the absence of this option.
              Also hierarchal LUNs are shown with a "_"  character  separating
              the  levels.  For  example the two level LUN: 0x0355006600000000
              will appear as 0x0355_0066. If this option is given twice  (e.g.
              using the short form: '-xx') then the full 16 hexadecimal digits
              are shown for each LUN, prefixed by "0x".

       -p, --protection
              Output target (DIF) and initiator (DIX) protection types.

       -P, --protmode
              Output effective  protection  information  mode  for  each  disk

       -i, --scsi_id
              outputs    the    udev    derived    matching    id   found   in
              /dev/disk/by-id/scsi* .  This is only for disk (and  disk  like)
              devices.  If  no match is found then "dm-uuid-mpath*" and "usb*"
              are searched in the same directory.  If there is still no  match
              then  the /sys/class/block/<disk>/holders directory is searched.
              The matching id is  printed  following  the  device  name  (e.g.
              /dev/sdc) and if there is no match "-" is output.

       -s, --size
              Print disk capacity in human readable form.

       -t, --transport
              Output  transport  information.  This  will  be a target related
              information  or,  if  --hosts  is   given,   initiator   related
              information.  When used without --list, a name or identifier (or
              both) are output on a single line, usually prefixed by the  type
              of  transport.  For devices this information replaces the normal
              vendor, product and revision strings. When the --list option  is
              also    given    then    additionally    multiple    lines    of
              attribute_name=value pairs are  output,  each  indented  by  two
              spaces. See the section on transports below.

       -v, --verbose
              outputs directory names where information is found. Use multiple
              times for more output.

       -V, --version
              outputs version information then exits.

       -w, --wwn
              outputs the WWN for disks instead  of  manufacturer,  model  and
              revision  (or  instead of transport information). The World Wide
              Name (WWN) is typically 64 bits long (16 hex digits)  but  could
              be  up  to 128 bits long. To indicate the WWN is hexadecimal, it
              is prefixed by "0x".

       -y, --sysfsroot=PATH
              assumes sysfs is mounted at PATH instead of the default '/sys' .
              If  this  option  is given PATH should be an absolute path (i.e.
              start with '/').


       This utility lists SCSI devices which are known as logical  units  (LU)
       in  the  SCSI  Architecture Model (ref: SAM-4 at or
       hosts when the --hosts option is given. A host is called  an  initiator
       in  SAM-4.  A  SCSI  command  travels out via an initiator, across some
       transport to a target and then onwards to  a  logical  unit.  A  target
       device  may  contain  several logical units. A target device has one or
       more ports that can be viewed as transport end points. Each FC and  SAS
       disk  is  a  single  target that has two ports and contains one logical
       unit. If both target ports on a  FC  or  SAS  disk  are  connected  and
       visible  to  a  machine,  then lsscsi will show two entries. Initiators
       (i.e. hosts) also have one or more ports and some HBAs in Linux have  a
       host  entry  per  initiator  port  while  others  have a host entry per
       initiator device.

       When the --transport option is given for  devices  (i.e.   --hosts  not
       given)  then  most  of the information produced by lsscsi is associated
       with the target, or more precisely: the target port, through which SCSI
       commands pass that access a logical unit.

       Typically  this  utility  provides  one  line of output per "device" or
       host.  Significantly more information can be  obtained  by  adding  the
       --list  option.  When  used together with the --transport option, after
       the summary line, multiple lines of transport specific  information  in
       the  form  "<attribute_name>=<value>"  are output, each indented by two
       spaces.  Using a filter argument will reduce the volume of output if  a
       lot of devices or hosts are present.

       The  transports  that are currently recognized are: IEEE 1394, ATA, FC,
       iSCSI, SAS, SATA, SPI and USB.

       For IEEE 1394 (a.k.a. Firewire and "SBP" when storage is involved), the
       EUI-64  based  target port name is output when --transport is given, in
       the absence of the --hosts option. When the  --hosts  option  is  given
       then  the  EUI-64  initiator port name is output. Output on the summary
       line specific to the IEEE 1394 transport is prefixed by "sbp:".

       to detect ATA and SATA a crude check is performed on  the  driver  name
       (after  the  checks  for  other transports are exhausted). Based on the
       driver name either ATA or SATA transport type is chosen. Output on  the
       summary  line  is  either  "ata:"  or  "sata:". No other attributes are
       given.  Most device and hosts flagged as "ata:" will use  the  parallel
       ATA transport (PATA).

       For  Fibre  Channel  (FC)  the port name and port identifier are output
       when --transport is given. In the absence of the --hosts  option  these
       ids  will  be  for  the target port associated with the device (logical
       unit) being listed. When the --hosts option is given then the  ids  are
       for  the  initiator  port  used by the host. Output on the summary line
       specific to the FC transport is  prefixed  by  "fc:".   If  FCoE  (over
       Ethernet) is detected the prefix is changed to "fcoe:".

       For  iSCSI the target port name is output when --transport is given, in
       the absence of the --hosts option. This is made up of  the  iSCSI  name
       and the target portal group tag. Since the iSCSI name starts with "iqn"
       no further prefix is used. When the --hosts option is given  then  only
       "iscsi:" is output on the summary line.

       For  Serial  Attached  SCSI  the  SAS  address  of  the target port (or
       initiator port if --hosts option is also given) is output. This will be
       a  naa-5  address.  For SAS HBAs and SAS targets (such as SAS disks and
       tape drives) the SAS address will be world wide unique. For SATA  disks
       attached  to  a  SAS expander, the expander provides the SAS address by
       adding a non zero value to its (i.e. the expander's) SAS address  (e.g.
       expander_sas_address + phy_id + 1). SATA disks directly attached to SAS
       HBAs seem to have an indeterminate SAS address. Output on  the  summary
       line specific to the SAS transport is prefixed by "sas:".

       For  the  SCSI  Parallel  Interface  (SPI)  the  target port identifier
       (usually  a  number  between  0  and  15  inclusive)  is  output   when
       --transport  is  given,  in the absence of the --hosts option. When the
       --hosts option is given then only "spi:" is output on the summary line.

       When a USB transport is detected, the summary line will contain  "usb:"
       followed  by  a  USB  device  name.  The  USB  device name has the form
       "<b>-<p1>[.<p2>[.<p3>]]:<c>.<i>" where <b> is the USB bus number,  <p1>
       is  the  port  on  the host. <p2> is a port on a host connected hub, if
       present.  If needed <p3> is a USB hub port closer to  the  USB  storage
       device.  <c>  refers  to  the  configuration  number  while  <i> is the
       interface number. There is a separate SCSI host  for  each  USB  (SCSI)
       target.  A USB SCSI target may contain multiple logical units. Thus the
       same "usb: <device_name>" string appears for a USB SCSI  host  and  all
       logical  units  that belong to the USB SCSI target associated with that
       USB SCSI host.


       For historical  reasons  and  as  used  by  several  other  Unix  based
       Operating  Systems,  Linux uses a tuple of integers to describe (a path
       to) a SCSI device (also know as a Logical Unit (LU)). The last  element
       of  that  tuple  is  the  so-called  Logical  Unit  Number  (LUN).  And
       originally in SCSI a LUN was an integer, at first 3 bits long,  then  8
       then  16 bits. SCSI LUNs today (SAM-5 section 4.7) are 64 bits but SCSI
       standards now consider a LUN to be an array of 8 bytes.

       Up until 2013, Linux mapped SCSI LUNs to a 32 bit integer by taking the
       first  4  bytes  of  the  SCSI LUN and ignoring the last 4 bytes. Linux
       treated the first two bytes of the SCSI LUN as a unit (a word)  and  it
       became the least significant 16 bits in the Linux LUN integer. The next
       two bytes of the SCSI LUN became the upper 16 bits  in  the  Linux  LUN
       integer.  The  rationale  for this was to keep commonly used LUNs small
       Linux LUN integers. The most common LUN (by  far)  in  SCSI  LUN  (hex)
       notation  is  00  00  00  00 00 00 00 00 and this becomes the Linux LUN
       integer 0. The next most common LUN is 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 and this
       becomes the Linux LUN integer 1.

       In  2013  it  is proposed to increase Linux LUNs to a 64 bit integer by
       extending the mapping outlined above. In this case all information that
       is  possible  to represent in a SCSI LUN is mapped a Linux LUN (64 bit)
       integer. And the mapping can be reversed without losing information.

       This version of the utility supports both  32  and  64  bit  Linux  LUN
       integers.   By default the LUN shown at the end of the tuple commencing
       each line is a Linux LUN as a decimal integer. When the --lunhex option
       is  given  then  the  LUN  is  in  SCSI LUN format with the 8 bytes run
       together, with the output in hexadecimal and prefixed by '0x'. The  LUN
       is  decoded  according  to SAM-5's description and trailing zeros (i.e.
       digits to the right) are not shown. So LUN 0 (i.e. 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
       00)  is  shown  as  0x0000 and LUN 65 (i.e. 00 41 00 00 00 00 00 00) is
       shown as 0x0041.  If the --lunhex option is given twice then  the  full
       64 bits (i.e. 16 hexadecimal digits) are shown.

       If  the  --lunhex  option  is  not  given  on the command line then the
       environment variable LSSCSI_LUNHEX_OPT is checked. If LSSCSI_LUNHEX_OPT
       is  present  then  its associated value becomes the number of times the
       --lunhex is  set  internally.  So,  for  example,  'LSSCSI_LUNHEX_OPT=2
       lsscsi' and 'lsscsi -xx' are equivalent.


       Information about this utility including examples can also be found at: .


       Information for this command is derived from  the  sysfs  file  system,
       which  is  assumed  to be mounted at /sys unless specified otherwise by
       the user.  SCSI (pseudo) devices that have been detected  by  the  SCSI
       mid level will be listed even if the required upper level drivers (i.e.
       sd, sr, st, osst or ch) have not been loaded. If the appropriate  upper
       level  driver has not been loaded then the device file name will appear
       as '-' rather than something like '/dev/st0'. Note  that  some  devices
       (e.g.  scanners  and medium changers) do not have a primary upper level
       driver and can only be accessed via a SCSI generic (sg) device name.

       Generic SCSI devices can also be accessed via the bsg driver in  Linux.
       By  default,  the  bsg  driver's  device  node  names  are  of the form
       '/dev/bsg/H:C:T:L'. So, for example, the  SCSI  device  shown  by  this
       utility  on  a line starting with the tuple '6:0:1:2' could be accessed
       via the bsg driver with the '/dev/bsg/6:0:1:2' device node name.

       lsscsi version 0.21 or later is  required  to  correctly  display  SCSI
       devices   in   Linux  kernel  2.6.26  (and  possibly  later)  when  the
       CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED_V2 kernel option is not defined.


       Written by Doug Gilbert


       Report bugs to <dgilbert at interlog dot com>.


       Copyright © 2003-2013 Douglas Gilbert
       This software is distributed under the  GPL  version  2.  There  is  NO
       warranty;  not  even  for  MERCHANTABILITY  or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR


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