jonb at hpcpbla.bri.hp.com
Tue May 3 01:19:57 PDT 1994
> During the process of incorporating SCAM into SPI some
> questions have arisen.
> 6) Can we get rid of the abhorent terminology and used
> SCSI terminology.
> A SCAM master is really a SCAM initiator. A SCAM slave is
> really a SCAM target.
My understanding of these definitions is this...
Master : Controls iterations, i.e. transfers synchronisation
codes, function codes, action codes.
Slave : participates in isolation stages in order to be
assigned an action code (typically an ID).
There may be several slaves participating at once.
Initiator : performs SCAM arbitration and selection (initiates SCAM
i.e. for level 1, is always the SCAM master.
for level 2, may be a master or slave.
So the SCSI concept of initator and target doesn't really fit SCAM.
Is this a correct interpretation?
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