ndctl-read-labels - read out the label area on a dimm or set of
ndctl read-labels <nmem0> [<nmem1>..<nmemN>] [<options>]
The namespace label area is a small persistent partition of
capacity available on some NVDIMM devices. The label area is used to resolve
aliasing between pmem and blk capacity by delineating
namespace boundaries. This command dumps the raw binary data in a
dimm’s label area to stdout or a file. In the multi-dimm case the
data is concatenated.
A nmemX device name, or a dimm id number. Restrict
the operation to the specified dimm(s). The keyword all can be
specified to indicate the lack of any restriction, however this is the same as
not supplying a --dimm option at all.
Limit the operation to the given number of bytes. A size
of 0 indicates to operate over the entire label capacity.
Begin the operation at the given offset into the label
A bus id number, or a provider string (e.g.
"ACPI.NFIT"). Restrict the operation to the specified bus(es). The
keyword all can be specified to indicate the lack of any restriction,
however this is the same as not supplying a --bus option at all.
Turn on verbose debug messages in the library (if ndctl
was built with logging and debug enabled).
Limit the span of the label operation to just the
index-block area. This is useful to determine if the dimm label area is
initialized. Note that this option and --size/--offset are mutually
parse the label data into json assuming the NVDIMM
Namespace Specification format.
enable json output and convert number formats to human
readable strings, for example show the size in terms of "KB",
"MB", "GB", etc instead of a signed 64-bit numbers per the
JSON interchange format (implies --json).
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