Clarification on the use of Type 3 in the Device Identification P
John.Nutter at quantum.com
Tue Aug 31 09:49:52 PDT 1999
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* John Nutter <John.Nutter at quantum.com>
In the SPC specification under the Device identification page for the
inquiry command (section 8.4.3) there is a table (Table 111) that defines
the identifier types. For type 3 it states the following:
"The identifier field contains a FC-PH 64 bit Node_Identifier field as
defined in X3.230-1994."
I interpret this as only valid for a Fibre Channel device since it states
that this is a FC-PH 64 bit Node_Identifier field as defined in X3.230-1994
(Note: X3.230-1994 defines the Fibre Channel interface physical layer).
Is it also valid to use this type for a parallel SCSI device? If you
believe this to be true, then do you also agree that this should be defined
in a common document instead of an interface specific document?
John J. Nutter Title: Fibre Channel Project Leader
Quantum Corporation Phone: 508-770-5639
M/S:SHR1-3/O13 Fax: 508-770-5920
333 South Street Email: John.Nutter at quantum.com
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
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