blkdiscard - discard sectors on a device
blkdiscard [options] [-o offset] [-l length] device
blkdiscard is used to discard device sectors. This is useful for solid-state drivers (SSDs) and thinly-provisioned storage. Unlike fstrim(8), this command is used directly on the block device.
By default, blkdiscard will discard all blocks on the device. Options may be used to modify this behavior based on range or size, as explained below.
The device argument is the pathname of the block device.
WARNING: All data in the discarded region on the device will be lost!
The offset and length arguments may be followed by the multiplicative suffixes KiB (=1024), MiB (=1024*1024), and so on for GiB, TiB, PiB, EiB, ZiB and YiB (the "iB" is optional, e.g., "K" has the same meaning as "KiB") or the suffixes KB (=1000), MB (=1000*1000), and so on for GB, TB, PB, EB, ZB and YB.
-o, --offset offset
-l, --length length
-p, --step length
blkdiscard has the following exit status values:
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For bug reports, use the issue tracker at https://github.com/util-linux/util-linux/issues.
The blkdiscard command is part of the util-linux package which can be downloaded from Linux Kernel Archive https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.