Process Associator in FCP? Trial balloon: Let's drop it.

Zeitler, Carl Carl.Zeitler at
Tue Jul 6 08:21:29 PDT 1999

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* "Zeitler, Carl" <Carl.Zeitler at>
Bob, I am not aware of any present use of Process Associators, but believe
that it is premature to make them obsolete at this point in time.   This
mechanism could prove useful in NUMA systems that can run multiple OS
instances utilizing the same FC Host Bus adapters.   


Carl Zeitler
Compaq Computer Corporation
20555 SH 249
Houston, TX 77070-2698
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-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Snively [mailto:Bob.Snively at]
Sent: Friday, June 04, 1999 2:13 PM
To: fc at; t10 at
Subject: Process Associator in FCP? Trial balloon: Let's drop it.

We appear to have general agreement that FCP-2 shall make 
operation associators obsolete.

There was some informal discussion of making process associators obsolete
as well, but I do not remember any formal action on the question.  

That certainly meets with the apparent lack of requirements by
FCP scsi devices, even in symmetrical multi-processing environments
and virtual machine environments.

What do you folks think?


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