scsi_start man page

scsi_start — start one or more SCSI disks

Synopsis

scsi_start [--help] [--verbose] [--wait] DEVICE [DEVICE]*

Description

This bash shell script calls the sg_start utility on each given DEVICE. The purpose is to spin up (start) each given DEVICE.

Options

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

-h, --help
print out the usage message then exit.
-v, --verbose
increase level or verbosity.
-w, --wait
wait for the spin up (start) on each given DEVICE to complete. The default action is to do each start in immediate mode.

Notes

If a large number of disks are spun up at the same time (i.e. without the --wait option) then the power supply may be overloaded.

Exit Status

The exit status of this script is 0 when it is successful. Otherwise the exit status is that of the last sg_start utility called. See the sg3_utils(8) man page.

Authors

Written by D. Gilbert

See Also

sg_start (sg3_utils)

Info

May 2013 sg3_utils-1.36 SG3_UTILS