sg_zone man page

sg_zone ā€” send SCSI OPEN, CLOSE, FINISH or SEQUENTIALIZE ZONE command

Synopsis

sg_zone [--all] [--close] [--count=ZC] [--finish] [--help] [--open] [--sequentialize] [--verbose] [--version] [--zone=ID] DEVICE

Description

Sends a SCSI OPEN ZONE, CLOSE ZONE, FINISH ZONE or SEQUENTIALIZE ZONE command to the DEVICE. All but the last are found in the soon to be released ZBC standard (close to draft ZBC BSR INCITS 536 revision 05). The SEQUENTIALIZE ZONE command was added in zbc2r01b.

One and only one of the --open, --close, --finish and --sequentialize options can be chosen.

Options

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

-a, --all

sets the ALL field in the cdb.

-c, --close

causes the CLOSE ZONE command to be sent to the DEVICE.

-C, --count=ZC

ZC is placed in the Zone Count field in the cdb of all four commands supported by this utility. ZC should be a value from 0 to 65535 (0xffff) inclusive.

-f, --finish

causes the FINISH ZONE command to be sent to the DEVICE.

-h, --help

output the usage message then exit.

-o, --open

causes the OPEN ZONE command to be sent to the DEVICE.

-S, --sequentialize

causes the SEQUENTIALIZE ZONE command to be sent to the DEVICE.

-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). The default value is 0. ID is assumed to be in decimal unless prefixed with '0x' or has a trailing 'h' which indicate hexadecimal.

Exit Status

The exit status of sg_zone is 0 when it is successful. Otherwise see the sg3_utils(8) man page.

Authors

Written by Douglas Gilbert.

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to <dgilbert at interlog dot com>.

See Also

sg_rep_zones,sg_reset_wp(sg3_utils)

Info

May 2018 sg3_utils-1.43 SG3_UTILS