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SCSIFORMAT(8)		  BSD System Manager's Manual		 SCSIFORMAT(8)

NAME
     scsiformat — format SCSI disks and show SCSI parameters

SYNOPSIS
     scsiformat [-r] [-p page-control] raw-device-name

DESCRIPTION
     The scsiformat utility can be used to format SCSI disks on systems that
     support on-line SCSI formatting (currently this is limited to the HP300
     and SPARC ports).	It will also show the various parameters set in the
     SCSI controller.

     The options are as follows:

     -p	     Modify how the SCSI mode sense page query is constructed.	By
	     default, scsiformat asks for the current settings.	 The page-con‐
	     trol flag is one of:

	     c	  gets current settings.
	     d	  gets default settings (those provided by the disk's manufac‐
		  turer).
	     s	  gets saved settings (those that persist across power
		  cycles).
	     v	  shows which parameters are variable.

     -r	     Don't format, instead display the disk parameters.

DIAGNOSTICS
     These should mostly be self-explanatory.  A copy of the SCSI standard (or
     a more readable derivative) may be useful, however.

HISTORY
     The scsiformat utility first appeared in 4.4BSD.

4th Berkeley Distribution	 June 5, 1993	     4th Berkeley Distribution
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