Is FCP_CONF support mandatory for FC-Tape

Neil Wanamaker ntw20 at swbell.net
Fri Aug 16 08:09:54 PDT 2002


* From the T10 Reflector (t10 at t10.org), posted by:
* Neil Wanamaker <ntw20 at swbell.net>
*
I have to question how one would test this condition.  There is nothing
visible externally to tell the difference between not supporting the (I5)
RSP_IU, and choosing never to use it.

At 09:40 AM 8/16/2002 -0500, you wrote:
 >* From the T10 Reflector (t10 at t10.org), posted by:
 >* "Dave Peterson" <dap at cisco.com>
 >*
 >Howdy Shankar,
 >
 >An FC-Tape compliant initiator is not required to implement a (T12) FCP_CONF
 >IU.
 >It is allowed at the initiator and support for FCP_CONF at the initiator is
 >specified via the PRLI Confirmed Completion Allowed bit.
 >
 >An FC-Tape compliant target is required to implement an (I5) FCP_RSP IU
 >(i.e., FCP_RSP with Confirm),
 >and may use it (provided the FCP_CONF is supported at the initiator).
 >
 >...dap
 >
 >
 >
 > > -----Original Message-----
 > > From: owner-t10 at t10.org [mailto:owner-t10 at t10.org]On Behalf Of Shankar
 > > Iyer
 > > Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2002 11:52 PM
 > > To: t10 at t10.org; t11_3 at mail.t11.org
 > > Subject: Is FCP_CONF support mandatory for FC-Tape
 > >
 > >
 > > * From the T10 Reflector (t10 at t10.org), posted by:
 > > * Shankar Iyer <iyerdude at yahoo.com>
 > > *
 > > Hello:
 > >
 > > I would appreciate a clarification as to whether
 > > FCP_CONF support is mandatory for initiators for FC
 > > Tape support.  The FCP-2 spec does not mention this as
 > > being mandatory,  but the FC-Tape Technical Report
 > > seems to indicate that this is mandatory - Invokable
 > > at the Initiator,  and (I think) Required at the
 > > Target.
 > >
 > > Thanks in advance.
 > > --
 > > Shankar Iyer
 > >
 > >
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