Question from T13 to T10 on ATAPI ...

Mark Overby MOverby at
Mon Feb 27 02:39:49 PST 2006

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In DEVICE RESET on ATAPI, the command description says that the command
returns a diagnostic code when it returns. However, the state machines
require that the device return a status that would not allow for a
diagnostic result to be returned (or at least not all of the diagnostic
Would the people in T10 that use ATAPI (primarily the MMC group) say
that the reality of the world is that a diagnostic code is or is not
returned and what would be the long term preference about the diagnostic
P.s. As the editor of ATA8-APT, I'll be more than happy to spend a few
minutes in Hilton Head covering this if the MMC group feels that would
be useful.

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