sg_reset_wp [--all] [--count=ZC] [--help] [--verbose] [--version] [--zone=ID] DEVICE
Sends a SCSI RESET WRITE POINTER command to the DEVICE. This command is found in the soon to be released ZBC standard (draft prior to standard: zbc-r05.pdf).
Arguments to long options are mandatory for short options as well.
- -a, --all
sets the ALL field in the cdb. This causes a reset write pointer operation of all open zones and full zones. When this option is given then the --zone=ID option is ignored. Either this option or the --zone=ID option is required.
- -C, --count=ZC
ZC is placed in the Zone Count field in the cdb of the RESET WRITE POINTER command supported by this utility. ZC should be a value from 0 to 65535 (0xffff) inclusive.
- -h, --help
output the usage message then exit.
- -v, --verbose
increase the level of verbosity, (i.e. debug output).
- -V, --version
print the version string and then exit.
- -z, --zone=ID
where ID is placed in the cdb's ZONE ID field. A zone id is a zone start logical block address (LBA). This causes a reset write pointer operation on the zone identified by the ZONE ID field. The default value is 0. Either this option or the --all option is required. ID is assumed to be in decimal unless prefixed with '0x' or has a trailing 'h' which indicate hexadecimal.
The exit status of sg_reset_wp 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 © 2014-2018 Douglas Gilbert
This software is distributed under a FreeBSD license. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.