Utility for managing Non-Volatile DIMMs - ndctl

Utility for managing Non-Volatile DIMMs. More information: ndctl - manned.org.

  • Create an ‘fsdax’ mode namespace:

ndctl create-namespace --mode={{fsdax}}

  • Change the mode of a namespace to ‘raw’:

ndctl create-namespace --reconfigure={{namespaceX.Y}} --mode={{raw}}

  • Check a sector mode namespace for consistency, and repair if needed:

ndctl check-namespace --repair {{namespaceX.Y}}

  • List all namespaces, regions, and buses (including disabled ones):

ndctl list --namespaces --regions --buses --idle

  • List a specific namespace and include lots of additional information:

ndctl list -vvv --namespace={{namespaceX.Y}}

  • Run a monitor to watch for SMART health events for NVDIMMs on the ‘ACPI.NFIT’ bus:

ndctl monitor --bus={{ACPI.NFIT}}

  • Remove a namespace (when applicable) or reset it to an initial state:

ndctl destroy-namespace --force {{namespaceX.Y}}