Send the SCSI GET LBA STATUS command to the DEVICE and outputs the
response. This command was introduced in (draft) SBC-3 revision 20 and
devices that support logical block provisioning should support this command.
The default action is to decode the response into one LBA status descriptor
per line output to stdout. The descriptor LBA is output in hex (prefixed
by '0x') and the number of blocks is output in decimal followed by the
provisioning status in decimal. The provisioning status can be in the
range 0 to 15 of which only 0 (mapped), 1 (unmapped) and 2 (anchored) are
used currently. The amount of output can be reduced by the --brief
Arguments to long options are mandatory for short options as well.
when use once then one LBA status descriptor per line is output to stdout.
Each line has this
format: "0x<descriptor_LBA> 0x<blocks> <provisioning_status>". So the
descriptor LBA and blocks are output in hex and the provisioning status
in decimal. When used twice (e.g. '-bb' or '--brief --brief') the
the provisioning status of the given LBA (or LBA 0 if the
--lba option is not given) is output to stdout. A check is made
that the given LBA lies on the range of the first returned LBA
status descriptor (as it should according to SBC-3 revision 20) and
warnings are sent to stderr if it doesn't.
output the usage message then exit.
output response to this command in ASCII hex.
where LBA is the starting Logical Block Address (LBA) to check the
provisioning status for. Note that the DEVICE chooses how many
following blocks that it will return provisioning status for.
where LEN is the (maximum) response length in bytes. It is placed in
the cdb's "allocation length" field. If not given then 24 is used. 24 is
enough space for the response header and one LBA status descriptor.
LEN should be 8 plus a multiple of 16 (e.g. 24, 40, and 56 are suitable).
output response in binary (to stdout).
increase the level of verbosity, (i.e. debug output). Additional output
caused by this option is sent to stderr.
print the version string and then exit.
For a discussion of logical block provisioning see section 4.7 of sbcr27.pdf
at http://www.t10.org (or the corresponding section of a later draft).
The exit status of sg_get_lba_status is 0 when it is successful. Otherwise
see the sg3_utils(8) man page.