SSC-4: Handling logical object counts greater than 4-bytes
Kevin D Butt
kdbutt at us.ibm.com
Thu Sep 10 10:49:25 PDT 2009
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I believe that we should add as one of the items for SSC-4 how to safely
allow a greater number of logical objects to be stored on medium than can
be represented by a 4-byte field.
Today we have the Locate (10) and the Locate (16) where one uses a 4-byte
field and the other uses an 8-byte field.
However, if there are greater than 2^4 logical objects the Locate(10)
cannot represent that. SSC-4 should clearly address what happens in this
case. There should be a model section where this issue is discussed and
the method for resolving it. This may be contained in responses to
specific commands or there may need to be a more elaborate method. I
think to be safe a more elaborate method will be needed.
I plan to ask the groups opinion about the need to add this to the list of
Kevin D. Butt
SCSI & Fibre Channel Architect, Tape Firmware
MS 6TYA, 9000 S. Rita Rd., Tucson, AZ 85744
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Email address: kdbutt at us.ibm.com
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