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NVMECTL(8) NetBSD System Manager's Manual NVMECTL(8)
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nvmectl -- NVM Express control utility
nvmectl identify [-x [-v]] device_id
nvmectl logpage [-x] [-p page_id] [-v vendor-string] [-b]
nvmectl power [-l] [-p power_state] [-w workload_hint] device_id
nvmectl wdc cap-diag [-o -path_template] device_id
NVM Express (NVMe) is a storage protocol standard, for SSDs and other
high-speed storage devices over PCI Express.
The logpage command knows how to print log pages of various types. It
also knows about vendor specific log pages from hgst/wdc and intel. Page
0xc1 for hgst/wdc contains the advanced smart information about the
drive. Page 0xc1 is read latency stats for intel. Page 0xc2 is write
latency stats for intel. Page 0xc5 is temperature stats for intel. Page
0xca is advanced smart information for intel.
Specifying -p help will list all valid vendors and pages. -x will print
the page as hex. -b will print the binary data for the page.
The various wdc commands retrieve log data from the wdc/hgst drives. The
-o flag specifies a path template to use to output the files. Each file
takes the path template (which defaults to nothing), appends the drive's
serial number and the type of dump it is followed by .bin. These logs
must be sent to the vendor for analysis. This tool only provides a way
to extract them.
Display a list of NVMe controllers and namespaces along with their device
nvmectl identify nvme0
Display a human-readable summary of the nvme0 IDENTIFY_CONTROLLER data.
nvmectl identify -x -v nvme0ns1
Display an hexadecimal dump of the nvme0 IDENTIFY_NAMESPACE data for
nvmectl logpage -p 1 nvme0
Display a human-readable summary of the nvme0 controller's Error Informa-
tion Log. Log pages defined by the NVMe specification include Error
Information Log (ID=1), SMART/Health Information Log (ID=2), and Firmware
Slot Log (ID=3).
nvmectl logpage -p 0xc1 -v wdc nvme0
Display a human-readable summary of the nvme0's wdc-specific advanced
nvmectl logpage -p 1 -x nvme0
Display a hexadecimal dump of the nvme0 controller's Error Information
nvmectl logpage -p 0xcb -b nvme0 > /tmp/page-cb.bin
Print the contents of vendor specific page 0xcb as binary data on stan-
dard out. Redirect it to a temporary file.
nvmectl power -l nvme0
List all the current power modes.
nvmectl power -p 3 nvme0
Set the current power mode.
nvmectl power nvme0
Get the current power mode.
The nvmecontrol utility appeared in FreeBSD 9.2.
nvmecontrol was developed by Intel and originally written by Jim Harris
This man page was written by Jim Harris <jimharris@FreeBSD.org>.
NetBSD 9.0 May 19, 2016 NetBSD 9.0