SMC-3 element static and volume static data
Kevin D Butt
kdbutt at us.ibm.com
Tue Aug 9 07:55:22 PDT 2011
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In our discussions we discussed this very item. We resolved that "Static"
is static in the scope of not changing operationally but could change in a
configuration type event. As an example, volume static information might
change in response to a FORMAT MEDIUM operation.
Kevin D. Butt
SCSI & Fibre Channel Architect, Tape Firmware
Data Protection & Retention
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From: Michael Banther <Michael.Banther at arkivum.com>
To: "t10 at t10.org" <t10 at t10.org>
Date: 08/09/2011 06:10 AM
Subject: SMC-3 element static and volume static data
Sent by: owner-t10 at t10.org
Hi Curtis, .et.al
Is the intention of the element and volume static descriptors to be really
static, i.e. the will never change, or will their contents be static the
same way that inquiry data is static, i.e. it may change infrequently?
Iâve looked through smc-3r15, and it looks to me like it doesnât allow
any change in the static data. For instance I didnât see any references
to establishing a unit attention condition if element or volume static
However I can wonder if some sort of on-the-fly reconfiguration of a
library might not result in at least the element static information
Just curious as, of course, I havenât been in on the conversation in a
number of years.
All the Best,
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