Command linking through switches

Jeff Stai stai at Brocade.COM
Mon Mar 2 11:15:19 PST 1998

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* Jeff Stai <stai at Brocade.COM>

On Sunday, March 01, 1998 9:51 PM, Bob Snively
[SMTP:Bob.Snively at Eng.Sun.COM] wrote:
> I am hoping that command linking through a switch will operate exactly
> like command linking on a direct loop.  Each of the sequences in the
> exchange is a separate Information Unit which is transmitted,
> and managed in the proper sequence by the end-points (target and
> only.
> ....

Since there is no requirement that a linked command be completed in a
single loop tenancy, I can think of no reason why a linked command would
not behave exactly the same way through a switch as on a local loop.
Both switches and loops provide a medium through which frames may be
multiplexed from different sources.

For what it is worth, anyway.


jeff stai
brocade communications systems inc.
15707 rockfield bl #215, irvine ca 92618
714-455-2908vm, 714-455-9287fx
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