Read Element Status question

Dan Davies - Overland Data ddavies at cts.com
Fri Mar 14 16:45:22 PST 1997


* From the SCSI Reflector (scsi at symbios.com), posted by:
* Dan Davies - Overland Data <ddavies at cts.com>
*
Brian,

You are correct in your assumption that 03h would be the proper value to 
report in this field.

On Fri, 14 Mar 1997, Brian Moyle wrote:

> * From the SCSI Reflector (scsi at symbios.com), posted by:
> * moyle at strg.sony.co.jp (Brian Moyle)
> *
> I would like to verify something about Data Transfer Elements.
> 
> Reading the section on Medium-changer devices in the SCSI-II 
> specification (X3T9.2/375R revision 10L, 7-SEP-93), I came
> across the following quote:
> 
>    17.2.5.6 Data transfer element descriptor
> 
>    [...]
> 
>    The SCSI bus address field, if valid, provides the SCSI address 
>    (binary representation) of the primary device served by the medium 
>    changer at this element address.
> 
>    [...]
> 
> My question is, what is "binary representation"?  I initially thought 
> this to be SCSI-ID #3 yielding 08h, rather than 03h.  However, for a 
> device supporting 16 bits, this byte is not sufficient.  So, I now 
> assume the intent was for SCSI-ID #3 to yield 03h.
> 
> Is this correct?
> 
> Sincerely,
> 
> -Brian
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