This is a package of utilities. Each utility sends a Serial Attached
SCSI (SAS) Serial Management Protocol (SMP) request to an SMP target.
If the request fails then the error is decoded. If the request succeeds
then the response is either decoded, printed out in hexadecimal or
output in binary. This package was written using the linux 2.6 and
3 series; it has been ported to FreeBSD and Solaris.
For specific information about Linux see README.linux; for FreeBSD see
README.freebsd and for Solaris see README.solaris .
See COVERAGE file for more information about the coverage of various
Each utility in the smp_utils package has a corresponding man page. These
are found in the doc directory. Additionally there is 'smp_utils' man page
that contains common information, including options used by most or all
utilities plus the various exit status values. There is also a Linux
specific 'bsg_sas_smp.txt' file that discusses the use of the bsg driver
to send SMP requests.
There are examples of setting up and disabling zoning in the examples
The reference documents are:
sas-r05.pdf www.t10.org draft prior to original SAS spec
sas1r10.pdf www.t10.org draft prior to SAS 1.1 spec
sas2r16.pdf www.t10.org draft prior to SAS-2
spl-r07.pdf www.t10.org draft prior to SPL ANSI INCITS 476-2011
spl2r04c.pdf www.t10.org draft prior to SPL-2
spl3r06g.pdf www.t10.org current draft
SFF_8485.PDF www.sffcommittee.com SGPIO revision 0.7
In SAS-2.1 the physical layer was put into a document of that name
(i.e. SAS-2.1) while the higher layers were put in a new document called
the SAS Protocol Layer (SPL).
26 May 2014