Proposal to add a new modifier to SCSI Write commands.

Gene Milligan Gene_Milligan at
Tue Nov 26 16:31:51 PST 1996

* From the SCSI Reflector (scsi at, posted by:
* Gene Milligan <Gene_Milligan at>
Two points relative to the proposal:

 1) I think there should be an additional sense code which clearly identifies 
these logical blocks as host induced unrecoverable errors. But I have not yet 
thought threw whether or not this distinction can be conveniently implemented.

 2) The statement on the Digital patent sounded a little squeaky. To me it 
sounded like it may be possible to not infringe but perhaps with great 
difficulty. I appreciate the statement but would prefer that it be accompanied 
with a statement that if it is necessary to infringe the Digital patent in 
order to comply with the requirements, that Digital will make licenses 
available according to the ANSI patent policy.

Beyond that I have previously stated that I welcome the proposal with the usual 
concern about having to implement two ways to do the same thing. This way is 
better Could we add a new category of commands - Forbidden for READ & WRITE 

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