Section: ndctl Manual (1)
ndctl-read-labels - read out the label area on a dimm or set of dimms
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.
device name, or a dimm id number. Restrict the operation to the specified dimm(s). The keyword
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 area.
A bus id number, or a provider string (e.g. "ACPI.NFIT"). Restrict the operation to the specified bus(es). The keyword
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 exclusive.
parse the label data into json assuming the
NVDIMM Namespace Specification
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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