Ralph Weber -- VMS -- ZKO3-4/U14
weber at star.enet.dec.com
Tue Aug 23 13:31:47 PDT 1994
Charles Monia wrote:
>>> I would like to propose that all SCSI-3 protocol standards be required to
>>> define some mechanism for aupporting autosense.
>>> As autosense is currently specified, an acceptable form of autosense
>>> support is through emulation entirely within the initiator (as is now
>>> the case for CAM SIM). Since this kind of implementation can apply to
>>> any SCSI-3 protocol, I see no reason why protocol support for autosense
>>> support should be optional.
Defining an autosense protocol on the parallel bus would be an interesting
challenge. So, the only thing I could imagine the SIP saying about autosense
is that, "host software can implement autosense in its service delivery
subsystem layer." To me, that renders moot any SAM requirement for a protocol
definition of autosense.
Have I missed something subtile here???
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