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     SCUZZ(8)                                                 SCUZZ(8)

          scuzz - SCSI target control

          scuzz [ -6eq ] [ -m max-xfer ] [ [ -r ] sddev ]

          Scuzz is an interactive program for exercising raw SCSI
          devices.  Its intended purpose is to investigate and manipu-
          late odd devices without the effort of writing a special
          driver, such as shuffling the media around on an optical
          jukebox.  It reads commands from standard input and applies
          them to a SCSI target (other devices accessed through the
          sd(3) interface, such as ATA(PI) devices, may also work).
          If sddev is given on the command line, an open (see below)
          is immediately applied to the target.  On successful comple-
          tion of a command, ok n is printed, where n is the number of
          bytes transferred to/from the target; the -q command line
          option suppresses the ok message.

          The -6 forces the use of 6-byte SCSI commands rather than
          10-byte ones.  Some older devices require this, though scuzz
          attempts to adapt automatically.  The -e makes scuzz more
          willing to retry I/O errors but less tolerant of other
          errors and implies -6.  This option is often needed to read
          Exabyte 8mm tapes.  The -m option sets the maximum I/O
          transfer size to max-xfer. Exabyte drives often require this
          to be 1024 or the exact tape block size and some 4mm drives
          require this to be the exact tape block size or larger.

          help command
                   Help is rudimentary and prints a one line synopsis
                   for the named command, or for all commands if no
                   argument is given.

          probe    Probe attempts an inquiry command on all SCSI
                   units, and prints the result preceded by the name
                   of those targets which respond.

          The help and probe commands may be given at any time.

          open [-r]sddev
                   Open must be given before any of the remaining com-
                   mands will be accepted.  Internally, unless the -r
                   option is given, open issues ready then inquiry,
                   followed by a device class-specific command to
                   determine the logical block size of the target.
                   Sddev is an sd(3) device directory like /dev/sdC0.

     SCUZZ(8)                                                 SCUZZ(8)

          close    Close need only be given if another target is to be
                   opened in the current session.

          The remaining commands are in rough groups, intended for
          specific classes of device.  With the exception of the read,
          write, and space commands, all arguments are in the style of
          ANSI-C integer constants.

          ready    Test Unit Ready checks if the unit is powered up
                   and ready to do read and write commands.

          rezero   Rezero Unit requests that a disk be brought to a
                   known state, usually by seeking to track zero.

          rewind   Rewind positions a tape at the beginning of current
                   partition (there is usually only one partition, the
                   beginning of tape).

          reqsense Request Sense retrieves Sense Data concerning an
                   error or other condition and is usually issued fol-
                   lowing the completion of a command that had check-
                   condition status.  Scuzz automatically issues a
                   reqsense in response to a check-condition status
                   and prints the result.

          format   Format Unit performs a ``low level'' format of a

          rblimits Read Block Limits reports the possible block
                   lengths for the logical unit. Tapes only.

          read file nbytes
                   Read transfers data from the target to the host.  A
                   missing nbytes causes the entire device to be read.

          write file nbytes
                   Write transfers data from the host to the target.
                   A missing nbytes causes the entire input file to be

                   The first argument to the read and write commands
                   specifies a source (write) or destination (read)
                   for the I/O.  The argument is either a plain file
                   name or | followed by a command to be executed by
                   rc(1). The argument may be quoted in the style of

          seek offset whence
                   Seek requests the target to seek to a position on a
                   disk, arguments being in the style of seek(2);
                   whence is 0 by default.

     SCUZZ(8)                                                 SCUZZ(8)

                   Scuzz maintains an internal notion of where the
                   current target is positioned.  The seek, read,
                   write, rewind, rezero, and wtrack commands all
                   manipulate the internal offset.

          filemark howmany
                   Write Filemarks writes one (default) or more file-
                   marks on a tape.

          space [-b] [-f] [[--]howmany]
                   Space positions a tape forwards or backwards.  The
                   arguments specify logical block (-b) or filemark
                   (-f) spacing; default is -b.  If howmany is nega-
                   tive it specifies spacing backwards, and should be
                   preceded by -- to turn off any further option pro-
                   cessing.  Default is 1.

          inquiry  Inquiry is issued to determine the device type of a
                   particular target, and to determine some basic
                   information about the implemented options and the
                   product name.


                   Mode Select is issued to set variable parameters in
                   the target.  Bytes given as arguments comprise all
                   the data for the target; see an appropriate manual
                   for the format.  The default is the 10-byte form of
                   the command; modeselect6 is the 6-byte version.

          modesense [page[nbytes]]

          modesense6 [page[nbytes]]
                   Mode Sense reports variable and fixed parameters
                   from the target.  If no page is given, all pages
                   are returned.  Nbytes specifies how many bytes
                   should be returned.  The default is the 10-byte
                   form of the command; modesense6 is the 6-byte ver-

          start [code]

          stop [code]

          eject [code]

          ingest [code]
                   Start, stop, eject, and ingest are synonyms for
                   Start/Stop Unit with different default values of
                   code. Start/Stop Unit is typically used to spin up
                   and spin down a rotating disk drive.  Code is 0 to

     SCUZZ(8)                                                 SCUZZ(8)

                   stop, 1 to start and 3 to eject (if the device sup-
                   ports ejection of the medium).

          capacity Read Capacity reports the number of blocks and the
                   block size of a disk.

          The following commands are specific to CD and CD-R/RW
          devices.  A brief description of each is given; see the
          SCSI-3 Multimedia Commands (MMC) Specification for details
          of arguments and interpretation of the results.

          blank [track/LBA[type]]
                   Erase a CD-RW disk.  Type identifies the method and
                   coverage of the blanking.

          rtoc [track/session-number[ses]]
                   The Read TOC/PMA command transfers data from one of
                   the tables of contents (TOC or PMA) on the CD

                   (Note the spelling.)  Provides information about
                   disks, including incomplete CD-R/RW.

          rtrackinfo [track]
                   Provides information about a track, regardless of
                   its status.


          cdresume Pause/resume playback.

          cdstop   Stop playback.

          cdplay [track-number] or [-r[LBA[length]]]
                   Play audio.  With no arguments, starts at the
                   beginning of the medium.  If a track number is
                   given, the table of contents is read to find the
                   playback start point.  If the -r option is given,
                   block addressing is used to find the playback start

          cdload [slot]

          cdunload [slot]
                   Load/unload a disk from a changer.

          cdstatus Read the mechanism status.

          The following commands are specific to Media Changer
          devices.  A brief description of each is given; see the

     SCUZZ(8)                                                 SCUZZ(8)

          SCSI-3 Medium Changer Commands (SMC) Specification for
          details of arguments.

          einit    Initialize element status.

          estatus type [length]
                   Report the status of the internal elements.  Type 0
                   reports all element types.

          mmove transport source destination[invert]
                   Move medium.

          /dev/sdXX/raw  raw SCSI interface for command, I/O, and sta-


          Small Computer System Interface - 2 (X3T9.2/86-109), .}f
          Global Engineering Documents
          SCSI Bench Reference, ENDL Publications
          SCSI-3 Multimedia Commands (MMC) Specification,
          SCSI-3 Medium Changer Commands (SMC) Specification, .}f

          Only a limited subset of SCSI commands has been implemented
          (as needed).

          Only one target can be open at a time.

          LUNs other than 0 are not supported.

          No way to force 10-byte commands, though they are the

          Should be recoded to use scsi(2) in order to get more com-
          plete sense code descriptions.

          Scuzz betrays its origins by spelling rdiscinfo with a c
          even though the devices it manipulates are spelled with a k.

          The max-xfer value is currently limited to 245760 to limit
          kernel memory consumption.

          It may be necessary to set max-xfer to exactly the block
          size used to write a tape in order to read it on some