Documentation for ndctl and daxctl


NAME

ndctl-start-scrub - start an Address Range Scrub (ARS) operation

SYNOPSIS

ndctl start-scrub [<bus-id> <bus-id2> ā€¦ā€‹ <bus-idN>] [<options>]

DESCRIPTION

NVDIMM Address Range Scrub is a capability provided by platform firmware that allows for the discovery of memory errors by system software. It enables system software to pre-emptively avoid accesses that could lead to uncorrectable memory error handling events, and it otherwise allows memory errors to be enumerated.

The kernel provides a sysfs file (scrub) that when written with the string ā€œ1\nā€ initiates an ARS operation. The ndctl start-scrub operation starts an ARS, across all specified buses, and the kernel in turn proceeds to scrub every persistent memory address region on the specified buses.

EXAMPLE

Start a scrub on all nvdimm buses in the system. The json listing report only includes the buses that support ARS operations.

# ndctl start-scrub
[
  {
    "provider":"nfit_test.1",
    "dev":"ndbus3",
    "scrub_state":"active"
  },
  {
    "provider":"nfit_test.0",
    "dev":"ndbus2",
    "scrub_state":"active"
  }
]

When specifying an individual bus, or if there is only one bus in the system, the command reports whether ARS support is available.

# ndctl start-scrub e820
error starting scrub: Operation not supported

OPTIONS

-v; --verbose
Emit debug messages for the ARS start process

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2016 - 2018, Intel Corporation. License GPLv2: GNU GPL version 2 http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html. This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

ndctl-wait-scrub , ACPI 6.2 Specification Section 9.20.7.2 Address Range Scrubbing (ARS) Overview