Reserve and Release for printers and comm devices

Gene Milligan Gene_Milligan at
Tue Feb 6 10:50:16 PST 1996

* From the SCSI Reflector, posted by:
* Gene Milligan <Gene_Milligan at>
Ken wrote:
> RESERVE/RELEASE function as described in SCSI-2 to be 
>inadequate. Backing these old commands into mandatory status in SCSI-3 will 
>cause untold problems with existing hardware and software and massive 
>problems in customer sites,

 I am a little confused as to who is proposing what. RESERVE/RELEASE were 
mandatory for block devices in SCSI-2. They are still mandatory in SCSI-3 SBC. 
Consequently I presume a proposal would be required to make them optional, 
obsolete, or reserved.


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