Welcome to Linux Knowledge Base and Tutorial
"The place where you learn linux"
Bread for the World

 Create an AccountHome | Submit News | Your Account  

Tutorial Menu
Linux Tutorial Home
Table of Contents

· Introduction to Operating Systems
· Linux Basics
· Working with the System
· Shells and Utilities
· Editing Files
· Basic Administration
· The Operating System
· The X Windowing System
· The Computer Itself
· Networking
· System Monitoring
· Solving Problems
· Security
· Installing and Upgrading
· Linux and Windows

Man Pages
Linux Topics
Test Your Knowledge

Site Menu
Site Map
Copyright Info
Terms of Use
Privacy Info
Masthead / Impressum
Your Account

Private Messages

News Archive
Submit News
User Articles
Web Links


The Web

Who's Online
There are currently, 81 guest(s) and 0 member(s) that are online.

You are an Anonymous user. You can register for free by clicking here




       sgmode  [-aenrx -f modefile -m diskmodel]


       Sgmode  is  a program that uses the SCSI Generic interface
       to send specific SCSI commands to  read  the  device  mode
       page  configuration  and  also write mode pages.  The SCSI
       Generic interface requires that the  kernel  .config  file
       have CONFIG_CHR_DEV_SG set.

       A  log  file,  named sgmode.log is created in the /var/log
       directory which logs the status of the functions  and  any

       Below is the sequence of events for this utility:

       *      List  each  device on the system with firmware ver­

       *      User selects a device for mode page  (automatic  if
              using -m or -a).

       *      Attempt to read the mode page file for the selected
              disk (see option -f).

       *      Verify that the disk is present and ready.

       *      Write the mode pages via mode select (unless  read-
              only is specified).

       *      If the '-m' or '-a' option was used, repeat writing
              the pages for each specified disk.


       Command line options are described below.

       -?     This option displays  a  summary  of  the  commands
              accepted by sgmode

       -a     Causes  the functions to be performed automatically
              on all connected SCSI devices.

       -e     Causes any file writes to be avoided, such  as  the
              log  file.  Usually a log file is created and writ­
              ten to.

       -f     Specify this filename for  the  mode  pages.   Nor­
              mally,  this option is not used and the filename is

       -o     Allow it to overwrite the disk capacity, if differ­

       -r     Read-only.  Do not try to write any mode pages.  By
              default, if -a or -m is specified, the utility will
              attempt  to  open  an .mdf file for each drive, and
              write modepages if a matching file exists.

       -x     Causes extra debug messages to be displayed.


       sgdefects(8) sgdiag(8) sgdskfl(8)


       See  http://sourceforge.net/projects/scsirastools/  for  a
       bug list and any later versions of this utility.


       Copyright (C) 2001-2002  Intel Corp.

       sgmod  is  open  source software.  You can redistribute it
       and/or modify it under the terms of the BSD License.   See
       the  COPYING  file included with this software package for
       more details regarding distribution.

       sgmode is distributed in the hope that it will be  useful,


       Andy Cress <andrew.r.cress@intel.com>

                     Version 1.3: 08 May 2002           SGMODE(8)

More information about the site can be found in the FAQ



Security Code
Security Code
Type Security Code

Don't have an account yet? You can create one. As a registered user you have some advantages like theme manager, comments configuration and post comments with your name.

Help if you can!

Amazon Wish List

Did You Know?
The Linux Tutorial can use your help.


Tell a Friend About Us

Bookmark and Share

Web site powered by PHP-Nuke

Is this information useful? At the very least you can help by spreading the word to your favorite newsgroups, mailing lists and forums.
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters. Articles are the property of their respective owners. Unless otherwise stated in the body of the article, article content (C) 1994-2013 by James Mohr. All rights reserved. The stylized page/paper, as well as the terms "The Linux Tutorial", "The Linux Server Tutorial", "The Linux Knowledge Base and Tutorial" and "The place where you learn Linux" are service marks of James Mohr. All rights reserved.
The Linux Knowledge Base and Tutorial may contain links to sites on the Internet, which are owned and operated by third parties. The Linux Tutorial is not responsible for the content of any such third-party site. By viewing/utilizing this web site, you have agreed to our disclaimer, terms of use and privacy policy. Use of automated download software ("harvesters") such as wget, httrack, etc. causes the site to quickly exceed its bandwidth limitation and are therefore expressly prohibited. For more details on this, take a look here

PHP-Nuke Copyright © 2004 by Francisco Burzi. This is free software, and you may redistribute it under the GPL. PHP-Nuke comes with absolutely no warranty, for details, see the license.
Page Generation: 0.09 Seconds