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nvme-wdc-purge-monitor - Man Page

Send NVMe WDC Purge-Monitor Vendor Unique Command, return result


nvme wdc purge-monitor <device>


For the NVMe device given, send a Vendor Unique WDC Purge-Monitor command and provide the status of the purge command.

Expected status and description :-

Status CodeDescription
0x00Purge State Idle.
0x01Purge State Done.
0x02Purge State Busy.
0x03Purge State Error : Purge operation resulted in error, power cycle required.
0x04Purge State Error : Purge operation interrupted by power cycle or reset.

The <device> parameter is mandatory and may be either the NVMe character device (ex: /dev/nvme0), or a namespace block device (ex: /dev/nvme0n1).

This will only work on WDC devices supporting this feature. Results for any other device are undefined.

On success it returns 0, error code otherwise.


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Part of the nvme-user suite.

Referenced By


06/03/2024 NVMe Manual