SSC-SMC Working Group Minutes, May 11, 1995

Erich Oetting erich_oetting at stortek.com
Thu May 11 18:21:08 PDT 1995


Minutes of SSC/SMC Working Group mtg., Harrisburg    X3T10/95-226r0


Accredited Standards Committee
X3, Information Technology

To:         Membership of X3T10

From:       Erich Oetting

Subject:    Minutes of SSC/SMC Working Group Meeting
            Harrisburg, PA.  May 11, 1995


                             Agenda

1. Opening Remarks

2. Approval of Agenda

3. Attendance and Membership

4. SSC Topics
 4.1 - Density Support command
 4.2 - Medium Partition Pages (X3T10/94-153r3)
 4.3 - Mode pages 15h to 1FH
 4.4 - Density Code request from QIC (95-201).
 4.5 - Initiator Controlled write protect (X3T10/95-134r0)
 4.6 - Continue on failed write (X3T10/95-132r1)
 4.7 - Existing tape density codes.

5. SMC Topics.
 5.1 - Grouped elements in Media Changers.
 5.2 - State of SMC document.

6.   Other Topics
7.    Meeting Schedule
8.    Adjournment


                              Results of Meeting

1.    Opening Remarks

Ted Lapin, the SSC Technical Editor, called the meeting to order at 9:15 a.m.,
Thursday May 11, 1995.  He thanked Chuck Brill of AMP for arranging and
hosting the meeting.

As is customary, the people attending introduced themselves and a copy of
the attendance list was circulated.

The draft agenda was approved.

3.    Attendance and Membership

 Attendance at working group meetings does not count toward minimum
attendance requirements for X3T10 membership.  Working group meetings
 are open to any person or organization directly and materially affected by
 X3T10's scope of work.

The following people attended the meeting:

         Name       S    Organization        Email Address
 ------------------ --   ------------------- ------------------------
Mr. Peter Gossler   P  NSM Jukebox GmbH      73503,3467 at compuserve.com
Mr. Edward Lappin   P  Exabyte Corp.         tedl at exabyte.com
Mr. Erich Oetting   P  Storage Technology    erich_oetting at stortek.com
Mr. Roger Cummings  A  Storage Technology   roger_cummings at stortek.com

4 People Present

Status Key:  P    -  Principal
             A,A# -  Alternate
             O    -  Observer
             L    -  Liaison
             V    -  Visitor


4.   SSC Topics

4.1 - Density Support command(X3T10/95-224r1)

Discussed modifications to Ted's Density Support command proposal to make
it more general.  This command could also be applicable to handling
densities in SBC. Ted will revise the document before the next meeting.

4.2 - Medium Partition Pages (X3T10/94-153r3)

Working group recommended that this proposal be approved by X3T10 for
inclusion in SSC.

4.3 - Mode pages 15h to 1FH

The working group recommended that SSC mode pages 15h to 1Fh not be
available for vendor unique use in SSC.  Other command documents reserved
20h to 3Eh for vendor unique use.

4.4 - Density Code request from QIC.

The working group recommended that the QIC request for 16 density codes be
deferred while the Density Support Command proposal is being considered.

4.5 - Initiator Controlled write protect (X3T10/95-134r0)

The working group recommended that this proposal be approved by X3T10 for
inclusion in SSC.

4.6 - Continue on failed write (X3T10/95-132r1)

The working group deferred action on this proposal.

4.7 - Existing tape density codes.

Roger collected a list of relevant tape density standards and will provide
an electronic copy for Ted.  This list will be used to update the SSC
document for already assigned density codes.

5.    SMC Topics.

5.1 - Grouped elements in Media Changers.

A discussion was held on how the model works with groups of elements. Erich
will create a proposal for handling element groups in the SMC model.

5.2 - State of SMC document.

Discussed minor editorial changes to be made in the next revision of SMC.

6.   Other Topics

No other topics were discussed.

7.    Meeting Schedule

The next meeting of the SSC/SMC Working Group will in Colorado Springs
hosted by Symbios Logic. Actual meeting time will be determined by the
X3T10 Plenary.

8.    Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday May 11, 1995.







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