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SG_SAT_PHY_EVENT(8)			    SG3_UTILS			      SG_SAT_PHY_EVENT(8)

NAME
       sg_sat_phy_event  -  Sends an ATA READ LOG EXT command via a SAT pass through to fetch log
       page 11h which contains SATA phy event counters

SYNOPSIS
       sg_sat_phy_event [--ck_cond] [--extend] [--help] [--hex] [--ignore] [--len=16|12]  [--raw]
       [--reset] --verbose] [--version] DEVICE

DESCRIPTION
       This  utility sends an ATA READ LOG EXT with the log page ("address") set to 11h to DEVICE
       and outputs the response. Log page 11h is defined in the SATA 2.5  standard  and  contains
       phy  event  counters. Rather than send this command directly to the DEVICE, are sent via a
       SCSI transport which is assumed to contain a SCSI to ATA Translation (SAT)  Layer  (SATL).
       The  SAT  standard  (SAT  ANSI  INCITS  431-2007, prior draft: sat-r09.pdf at www.t10.org)
       defines two SCSI "ATA PASS-THROUGH" commands: one using a 16 byte "cdb" and the other with
       a 12 byte cdb. This utility defaults to using the 16 byte cdb variant.

       The  SATL  may  be  in an operating system driver, in host bus adapter firmware or in some
       external enclosure.

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

       -c, --ck_cond
	      sets the CK_COND bit in the ATA PASS-THROUGH SCSI cdb. The default setting is clear
	      (i.e.  0).  When	set  the SATL should yield a sense buffer containing a ATA Result
	      descriptor irrespective of whether the command succeeded or failed. When clear  the
	      SATL  should  only  yield  a sense buffer containing a ATA Result descriptor if the
	      command failed.

       -e, --extend
	      sets the EXTEND bit in the ATA PASS-THROUGH SCSI cdb. The default setting is  clear
	      (i.e.  0).  When set a 48 bit LBA command is sent to the device. This option has no
	      effect when --len=12.

       -h, --help
	      outputs the usage message summarizing command  line  options  then  exits.  Ignores
	      DEVICE if given.

       -H, --hex
	      outputs  the ATA READ LOG EXT response in hex. The default action (i.e. without any
	      '-H' options) is to output the response in hex, grouped in 16 bit words  (i.e.  the
	      ATA  standard's  preference).  When given once, the response is output in ASCII hex
	      bytes (i.e. the SCSI standard's preference). When given twice (i.e. '-HH') the out-
	      put  is  in  hex,  grouped  in  16 bit words, the same as the default but without a
	      header.

       -i, --ignore
	      usually the phy counter identifier names are decoded. When this  option  is  given,
	      the numeric value of the identifier is output, the vendor flag, the data length (in
	      bytes) and the corresponding value.

       -l, --len=16 | 12
	      this is the length of the SCSI cdb used for the  ATA  PASS-THROUGH  commands.   The
	      argument	can  either be 16 or 12. The default is 16. The larger cdb size is needed
	      for 48 bit LBA addressing of ATA devices. On the other hand  some  SCSI  transports
	      cannot convey SCSI commands longer than 12 bytes.

       -r, --raw
	      output  the  ATA	READ  LOG EXT response in binary. The output should be piped to a
	      file or another utility when this option is used.  The binary is	sent  to  stdout,
	      and errors are sent to stderr.

       -R, --reset
	      reset the counters after the current values are returned, decoded and displayed.

       -v, --verbose
	      increases the level or verbosity.

       -V, --version
	      print out version string

NOTES
       The  SCSI ATA PASS-THROUGH (12) command's opcode is 0xa1 and it clashes with the MMC set's
       BLANK command used by cd/dvd writers. So a SATL in front of an ATAPI device that uses  MMC
       (i.e.  has  peripheral device type 5) probably should treat opcode 0xa1 as a BLANK command
       and send it through to the cd/dvd drive. The ATA PASS-THROUGH (16) command's opcode (0x85)
       does not clash with anything so it is a better choice.

       In  the	2.4 series of Linux kernels the DEVICE must be a SCSI generic (sg) device. In the
       2.6 series block devices (e.g. disks and ATAPI DVDs) can also be  specified.  For  example
       "sg_inq	/dev/sda"  will  work  in the 2.6 series kernels. From lk 2.6.6 other SCSI "char"
       device names may be used as well (e.g. "/dev/st0m").

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

AUTHOR
       Written by Doug Gilbert

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <dgilbert at interlog dot com>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2006-2007 Douglas Gilbert
       This  software  is distributed under a FreeBSD license. There is NO warranty; not even for
       MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO
       sg_sat_identify(sg3_utils), smp_rep_phy_err_log(smp_utils), sdparm(sdparm), hdparm(hdparm)

sg3_utils-1.26				  December 2007 		      SG_SAT_PHY_EVENT(8)
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