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       sg_get_lba_status - send SCSI GET LBA STATUS(16 or 32) command


       sg_get_lba_status [--16] [--32] [--brief] [--element-id=EI] [--help] [--hex]  [--inhex=FN]
       [--lba=LBA]  [--maxlen=LEN]  [--raw]   [--readonly]   [--report-type=RT]   [--scan-len=SL]
       [--verbose] [--version] DEVICE


       Send  the  SCSI  GET LBA STATUS(16) or GET LBA STATUS(32) command to the DEVICE and output
       the response. The 16 byte command variant was introduced in (draft) SBC-3 revision 20  and
       devices  that  support logical block provisioning should support this command. The GET LBA
       STATUS(32) command was added in (draft) SBC-4 revision 14.

       The default action is to decode the response into one LBA status descriptor per line  then
       output  a header and the status descriptors 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  and  additional status in decimal. The provisioning status can be in
       the range 0 to 15 of which only 0 (mapped or  unknown),  1  (unmapped),  2  (anchored),  3
       (mapped)  and  4  (unknown) are used currently. The amount of output can be reduced by the
       --brief option.

       Rather than send this SCSI command to DEVICE, if the --inhex=FN option is given, then  the
       contents  of  the  file named FN are decoded as ASCII hex and then processed if it was the
       response of this command.


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

       -S, --16
              send SCSI GET LBA STATUS(16) command which is the 16 byte variant. In  the  absence
              of  the  --16  or  the --32 options the SCSI GET LBA STATUS(16) command is sent. If
              both --16 and the --32 options are given then the GET  LBA  STATUS(16)  command  is

       -T, --32
              send  SCSI  GET  LBA  STATUS(32)  command  which is the 32 byte variant. When given
              together with the --16  option  then  this  option  is  ignored  (so  the  GET  LBA
              STATUS(16) command is sent).

       -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>
              <additional_status>".  So  the  descriptor's  starting LBA and number of blocks are
              output in hex while the provisioning status and additional status are  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.

       -e, --element-id=EI
              where EI is the element identifier of the physical element for which the LBAs shall
              be reported based on the value in the report type field (i.e.  RT). This option  is
              only active with the SCSI GET LBA STATUS(32) command (i.e. it is ignored if the GET
              LBA STATUS(16) command is sent).
              Valid element identifiers are non-zero. The default value of EI is 0 which means in
              the context that no element identifier is specified.

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

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

       -i, --inhex=FN
              where  FN  is  a filename whose contents are assumed to be ASCII hexadecimal bytes.
              See the "FORMAT OF FILES CONTAINING ASCII HEX" section in the sg3_utils manpage for
              more  information.  If DEVICE is also given then it is ignored. If the --raw option
              is also given then the contents of FN are treated as binary.

       -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) unless the --inhex=FN option is also given.
              In that case the input file name (FN) is decoded as binary (and the output is _not_
              in binary).

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

       -t, --report-type=RT
              where RT is 0 for report all LBAs; 1 for report LBAs  using  non-zero  provisioning
              status; 2 for report LBAs that are mapped; 3 for report LBAs that are de-allocated;
              4 for report LBAs that are  anchored;  16  for  report  LBAs  that  may  return  an
              unrecovered  error.  The  REPORT  TYPE field was added to the GET LBA STATUS cdb in
              Since the REPORT TYPE field is newer than the command, the  response  contains  the
              RTP  bit  to  indicate  whether or not the DEVICE acts on the REPORT TYE field (set
              when it does act on it, clear otherwise).

       -s, --scan-len=SL
              where SL is the scan length which is  the  maximum  number  of  contiguous  logical
              blocks  to be scanned for logical blocks that meet the given report type (i.e. RT).
              This option is only active with the SCSI GET LBA STATUS(32)  command  (i.e.  it  is
              ignored if the GET LBA STATUS(16) command is sent).
              The  default value of SL is 0 which should be interpreted by the DEVICE as there is
              no limits to the number of LBAs that shall be scanned.

       -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 sbc4r14.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 © 2009-2019 Douglas Gilbert
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