Proposal to add a new modifier to SCSI Write commands. -Reply
LAVARRE at iomega.com
Mon Dec 2 14:10:17 PST 1996
* From the SCSI Reflector (scsi at symbios.com), posted by:
* PAT LaVarre <LAVARRE at IOMEGA.COM>
> The host should only Reassign when it knows what
> to put in the new block (that is, after a failed
> Write or a Recovered Read).
As another "should" not (yet) captured in the
standard, this rule holds true for the drive, too,
yes? (Except in response to an explicit 07h
> Maybe your system works differently?
Seems like a system that reassigned any LBA that
ever had trouble would be more reliable - up until
the point when it ran out of reallocation space.
(WIBNI we had a standard way to predict exhaustion
of reallocation space.)
I can't say for sure I know of a system that
reallocates unrecovered reads myself ...
... but I'm thinking I've seen host people
implement reallocation on a retry count.
Try writes ten times, try reads twenty, reassign
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