Addition of REQUEST LENGTH field to SMP frame

George Penokie gop at us.ibm.com
Tue Sep 4 10:53:32 PDT 2007


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Some time ago a REQUEST LENGTH field was added into the SMP functions. 
However, there was no way placed into SAS-2 to for an initiator to 
determine if an SMP device supports this SAS-2 request length field 
(verses the SAS 1.1 with a value of zero in that byte).
To resolve this I will be proposing a bit in the IDENTIFY address frame 
that will indicate if the SMP device supports a length field in the SMP 
function. Any comments?
Bye for now,
George Penokie
Dept 9A8 030-3 A410
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