NVME-WRITE-ZEROES(1) NVMe Manual NVME-WRITE-ZEROES(1)

nvme-write-zeroes - Send an NVMe write zeroes command, return results

nvme-write-zeroes <device> [--start-block=<slba> | -s <slba>]

[--block-count=<nlb> | -c <nlb>]
[--ref-tag=<reftag> | -r <reftag>]
[--prinfo=<prinfo> | -p <prinfo>]
[--app-tag-mask=<appmask> | -m <appmask>]
[--app-tag=<apptag> | -a <apptag>]
[--deac | -d]
[--limited-retry | -l]
[--force-unit-access | -f]
[--namespace-id=<nsid> | -n <nsid>]
[--storage-tag<storage-tag> | -S <storage-tag>]
[--storage-tag-check<storage-tag-check> | -C <storage-tag-check>]
[--force]

The Write Zeroes command is used to set a range of logical blocks to 0.

--start-block=<slba>, -s <slba>

Start block.

--block-count=<nlb>, -c <nlb>

Number of logical blocks to write zeroes.

--prinfo=<prinfo>, -p <prinfo>

Protection Information field definition.
Bit Description
3 PRACT: Protection Information Action. When set to 1, PI is stripped/inserted on read/write when the block format’s metadata size is 8. When set to 0, metadata is passes.
2:0 PRCHK: Protection Information Check:
2 Set to 1 enables checking the guard tag
1 Set to 1 enables checking the application tag
0 Set to 1 enables checking the reference tag

--ref-tag=<reftag>, -r <reftag>

Optional reftag when used with protection information.

--app-tag-mask=<appmask>, -m <appmask>

Optional application tag mask when used with protection information.

--app-tag=<apptag>, -a <apptag>

Optional application tag when used with protection information.

--limited-retry, -l

Sets the limited retry flag.

--deac, -d

Sets the DEAC bit, requesting controller deallocate the logical blocks.

--force-unit-access, -f

Set the force-unit access flag.

--namespace-id=<nsid>, -n <nsid>

Namespace ID use in the command.

--storage-tag=<storage-tag>, -S <storage-tag>

Variable Sized Logical Block Storage Tag(LBST).

--storage-tag-check=<storage-tag-check>, -C <storage-tag-check>

This bit specifies the Storage Tag field shall be checked as part of end-to-end data protection processing.

--force

Ignore namespace is currently busy and performed the operation even though.

No examples yet.

Part of the nvme-user suite

08/23/2022 NVMe