Very old SMC typo

Terry Spear terrys at boulder.mntgte.lockheed.com
Fri Jun 21 10:08:23 PDT 1996


* From the SCSI Reflector, posted by:
* Terry Spear <terrys at boulder.mntgte.lockheed.com>
*
The diagram illustrating the Media Changer Mode Select Device Capabilities
Page has an inconsistency in it that dates back to the SCSI-2 standard.

Reference p60 of SMC rev 05.

The Page Length field value is 12H.

The page length shown in the diagram is 0EH.

A brief survey of implementations show that that many assume the page length
value of 12H is correct and add 4 reserved bytes to the end of the data
structure: Exabyte, Breece Hill, MountainGate. Some chose to interpret this
inconsistency by changing the page length value to 0EH: DEC->Quantum.

Please lets remove this inconsistency if possible before going to print with
SCSI-3.

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