README for sg3_utils
This package contains low level utilities for devices that use a SCSI
command set. Apart from SCSI parallel interface (SPI) devices, the SCSI
command set is used by ATAPI devices (CD/DVDs and tapes), USB mass storage
devices, Fibre Channel disks, IEEE 1394 storage devices (that use the
The FreeBSD port of sg3_utils contains those utilities that are _not_
specific to Linux. In some cases the FreeBSD camcontrol command supplies
similar functionality; for example 'sg_map' is similar to
The dd variants from the sg3_utils package (e.g. sg_dd) rely on too many
Linux idiosyncracies to be easily ported. A new package called 'ddpt'
you can use sg_start to start (spin-up, 1) and stop (spin-down, 0) devices.
I also offers a parameter (-s) to send a synchronize cache command to a
device, so it should write back its internal buffers to the medium.
Be aware that the Linux SCSI subsystem at this time does not autmatically
starts stopped devices, so stopping a device which is in use may have fatal
results for you.
So, you sh
The Solaris port of sg3_utils contains those utilities that are _not_
The Tru64 port of sg3_utils contains those utilities that are _not_
The win32 port of sg3_utils contains those utilities that are _not_ specif
In order to save source code space, the files is this directory have
been removed (apart from the re
For whatever reason Debian build scripts (e.g. debhelper and dbclean)
seem to have changed in such a
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