FCP-3 & Process Associators

Ralph O. Weber roweber at IEEE.org
Fri Mar 4 14:47:54 PST 2005


* From the T10 Reflector (t10 at t10.org), posted by:
* "Ralph O. Weber" <roweber at ieee.org>
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I stand corrected.

FCP-3 already says enough unkind things about Process Associators.

And no Dave, I am not going to roll the Process Associators rock
up the FC-LS hill. I do not even begin to care about it that much.

All the best,

.Ralph

David Peterson (Eng) wrote:

>* From the T10 Reflector (t10 at t10.org), posted by:
>* "David Peterson \(Eng\)" <david_peterson at cnt.com>
>*
>Howdy,
>
>Bob is correct. Can't obsolete the Process Associator fields, unless
>someone wants to take another whack at obsoleting Process Associators
>(again) in now FC-LS, and is successful:)
>
>I would not be opposed to "Process_Associators are not used in the Fibre
>Channel protocol."
>
>Since the text already specifies the ORIGINATOR PROCESS_ASSOCIATOR VALID
>and RESPONDER PROCESS_ASSOCIATOR VALID bits shall be zero, I'm fine, but
>any proposal for discussion is welcome.
>
>Thanks...Dave
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-t10 at t10.org [mailto:owner-t10 at t10.org] On Behalf Of
>Bob.Nixon at emulex.com
>Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2005 4:23 PM
>To: roweber at IEEE.org; t10 at t10.org
>Subject: RE: FCP-3 & Process Associators
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>* From the T10 Reflector (t10 at t10.org), posted by:
>* Bob.Nixon at Emulex.Com
>*
>Hi, Ralph,
>
>I don't think FCP-3 can "obsolete" the PRLI fields related to
>Process_Associators... They are owned by FC-LS and are not obsolete
>there.
>
>6.3.2 could be shortened to just the first half of its second sentence:
>"Process_Associators are not used in the Fibre Channel protocol". (The
>second paragraph of 6.3.2 appears to have lost its parent context looong
>ago, and never found its way home. It won't be missed.)
>
>FCP-3 already specifies in the text that the ORIGINATOR
>PROCESS_ASSOCIATOR VALID and RESPONDER PROCESS_ASSOCIATOR VALID bits in
>PRLI shall be zero. Maybe this should be added within table 9 as well
>(like it is for READ FCP_XFER_RDY DISABLED). Perhaps also the ORIGINATOR
>PROCESS_ASSOCIATOR field and RESPONDER PROCESS_ASSOCIATOR field should
>be qualified as "Ignored".
>
>Best regards,
>   - bob
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-t10 at t10.org [mailto:owner-t10 at t10.org]On Behalf Of Ralph O.
>Weber
>Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2005 1:04 PM
>To: t10 at t10.org
>Subject: FCP-3 & Process Associators
>
>
>* From the T10 Reflector (t10 at t10.org), posted by:
>* "Ralph O. Weber" <roweber at ieee.org>
>*
>Dave,
>
>Since FCP-3 does not allow the Association header bit to be one in
>DF_CTL, should the PRLI ORIGINATOR PROCESS_ASSOCIATOR VALID and
>RESPONDER PROCESS_ASSOCIATOR VALID bits be allowed to be one? Maybe they
>should be defined as Obsolete shall be zero.
>
>If that is done, then the ORIGINATOR PROCESS_ASSOCIATOR field and
>RESPONDER PROCESS_ASSOCIATOR field would need to be made Obsolete too.
>
>Finally, maybe subclause 6.3.2 (Process_Associator requirements) should
>be removed too.
>
>I am not wedded to a specific answer on this, but I would write a Letter
>Ballot comment on it. It probably is better to deal with the question
>now.
>
>All the best,
>
>.Ralph
>
>David Peterson (Eng) wrote:
>
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>>* From the T10 Reflector (t10 at t10.org), posted by:
>>* "David Peterson \(Eng\)" <david_peterson at cnt.com>
>>*
>>Howdy All,
>>
>>FCP-3 rev 03e has been uploaded. Keep in mind last technical input for
>>FCP-3 is set for March 2005 meeting cycle. If you have any FCP-3 items 
>>you want addressed please be prepared to discuss them at next weeks 
>>meeting.
>>
>>http://www.t10.org/ftp/t10/drafts/fcp3/fcp3r03e.pdf
>>
>>Thanks...Dave
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