96-274r0 -- Proposed Change in QErr=1 Behavior for SPC-2

GEOFF BARTON glbarton at iomega.com
Fri Nov 22 09:00:15 PST 1996


* From the SCSI Reflector (scsi at symbios.com), posted by:
* GEOFF BARTON <glbarton at IOMEGA.COM>
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Gerry wrote:

>Quoting Ralph's message:

>>This proposal solves the problem by eliminating the interaction between
>>a CHECK CONDITION status sent to one initiator and the handling of
tasks
>>belonging to other initiators.  This proposal also can be viewed as
>>reducing implementation complexity in the device server.

>(1) This proposal doesn't reduce the implementation complexity in the
> device server. . . .I

>(2) He is actually trying to reduce the initiator complexity, not the device
>server complexity.  . . .
. . .

>Just for the record, I don't like this change. Ralph is messing with a
> feature whose behavior has been well defined for many years and is
> liked by a lot of customers JUST THE WAY IT IS.

I agree with Gerry.  Again the Initiator people want to transfer stuff from
a device with essentially infinite resources (memory, speed, processing
power) to a device with extremely limited resources (getting more limited
as tim goes on).
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