nvme-get-feature man page

nvme-get-feature — Gets an NVMe feature, returns applicable results

Synopsis

nvme get-feature <device> [--namespace-id=<nsid> | -n <nsid>]
                          [--feature-id=<fid> | -f <fid>] [--cdw11=<cdw11>]
                          [--data-len=<data-len> | -l <data-len>]
                          [--sel=<select> | -s <select>]
                          [--raw-binary | -b]

Description

Submits an NVMe Get Feature admin command and returns the applicable results. This may be the feature’s value, or may also include a feature structure if the feature requires it (ex: LBA Range Type).

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 feature’s structure (if applicable) may be returned in one of several ways depending on the option flags; the structure may parsed by the program and printed in a readable format if it is a known structure, displayed in hex, or the raw buffer may be printed to stdout for another program to parse.

Options

-n <nsid>, --namespace-id=<nsid>
Retrieve the feature for the given nsid. This is optional and most features do not use this value.
-f <fid>, --feature-id=<fid>
The feature id to send with the command. Value provided should be in hex.
-s <select>, --sel=<select>

Select (SEL): This field specifies which value of the attributes to return in the provided data:

SelectDescription
0Current
1Default
2Saved
3Supported capabilities
4–7Reserved
-l <data-len>, --data-len=<data-len>
The data length for the buffer returned for this feature. Most known features do not use this value. The exception is LBA Range Type
--cdw11=<cdw11>
The value for command dword 11, if applicable. Only known feature using this is the interrupt vector configuration feature.
-b, --raw-binary
Print the raw feature buffer to stdout if the feature returns a structure.

Examples

· Retrieves the feature for Number of Queues, or feature id 7:

# nvme get-feature /dev/nvme0 -f 7

· The following retrieves the feature for the LBA Range Type, which implicitly requires a buffer and will be printed to the screen in human readable format:

# nvme get-feature /dev/nvme0 -f 3

· Retrieves the feature for the some vendor specific feature and specifically requesting a buffer be allocate for this feature, which will be displayed to the user in as a hex dump:

# nvme get-feature /dev/nvme0 -f 0xc0 -l 512

· The following retrieves the feature for the LBA Range Type, which implicitly requires a buffer and will be saved to a file in its raw format:

# nvme get-feature /dev/nvme0 -f 3 --raw-binary > lba_range.raw

It is probably a bad idea to not redirect stdout when using this mode.

Nvme

Part of the nvme-user suite

Referenced By

nvme(1).

10/21/2016 NVMe NVMe Manual