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       sg_get_lba_status - send SCSI GET LBA STATUS command


       sg_get_lba_status   [--brief]   [--help]   [--hex]   [--lba=LBA]   [--maxlen=LEN]  [--raw]
       [--readonly] [--verbose] [--version] DEVICE


       Send the SCSI GET LBA STATUS command to the DEVICE and outputs the response. This  command
       was  introduced  in  (draft)  SBC-3  revision  20  and  devices that support logical block
       provisioning should support this command.

       The default action is to decode the response into  one  LBA  status  descriptor  per  line
       output to stdout. The descriptor LBA is output in hex (prefixed by '0x') and the number of
       blocks is  output  in  decimal  followed  by  the  provisioning  status  in  decimal.  The
       provisioning status can be in the range 0 to 15 of which only 0 (mapped), 1 (unmapped) and
       2 (anchored) are used currently. The amount of  output  can  be  reduced  by  the  --brief


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

       -b, --brief
              when  use  once  then one LBA status descriptor per line is output to stdout.  Each
              line has this format: "0x<descriptor_LBA>   0x<blocks>  <provisioning_status>".  So
              the  descriptor's  starting  LBA  and  number  of  blocks are output in hex and the
              provisioning status in decimal. When used twice (e.g. '-bb' or  '--brief  --brief')
              then  the provisioning status of the given LBA (or LBA 0 if the --lba option is not
              given) is output to stdout. A check is made that the given LBA lies in the range of
              the  first returned LBA status descriptor (as it should according to SBC-3 revision
              20) and warnings are sent to stderr if it doesn't.

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

       -H, --hex
              output response to this command in ASCII hex.

       -l, --lba=LBA
              where LBA is the starting Logical Block Address (LBA)  to  check  the  provisioning
              status  for.  Note  that  the DEVICE chooses how many following blocks that it will
              return provisioning status for.

       -m, --maxlen=LEN
              where LEN is the (maximum) response length in bytes. It  is  placed  in  the  cdb's
              "allocation length" field. If not given then 24 is used. 24 is enough space for the
              response header and one LBA status descriptor.  LEN should be 8 plus a multiple  of
              16 (e.g. 24, 40, and 56 are suitable).

       -r, --raw
              output response in binary (to stdout).

       -R, --readonly
              open the DEVICE read-only (e.g. in Unix with the O_RDONLY flag).  The default is to
              open it read-write.

       -v, --verbose
              increase the level of verbosity, (i.e. debug output). Additional output  caused  by
              this option is sent to stderr.

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


       In  SBC-3  revision  25 the calculation associated with the Parameter Data Length field in
       the response was modified. Prior to that the byte offset was 8 and in revision 25  it  was
       changed to 4.

       For  a  discussion  of  logical  block  provisioning  see  section  4.7  of sbc3r29.pdf at (or the corresponding section of a later draft).


       The exit status of sg_get_lba_status is  0  when  it  is  successful.  Otherwise  see  the
       sg3_utils(8) man page.


       Written by Douglas Gilbert.


       Report bugs to <dgilbert at interlog dot com>.


       Copyright © 2009-2014 Douglas Gilbert
       This  software  is distributed under a FreeBSD license. There is NO warranty; not even for


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