SRP task management function codes

Peter Johansson PJohansson at
Mon May 21 18:16:39 PDT 2001

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* Peter Johansson <PJohansson at>
At 01:51 PM 5/21/01, Elliott, Robert wrote:

>SRP revision 4 includes an editor's note about Table 16 on page 30, the 
>list of task management functions.  Why is this table using bitwise 
>assignment? SPI-4 did it this way, but FCP-2 and iSCSI just treat it as an 
>encoded field.

Not to mention SBP-2, which also saw no particular virtue in bit-wise 
encoding of task management functions ...

Unless there's a strong reason for bit-wise usage, I think it's more 
prudent (keeps more values reserved for future use) to treat the field as 
an unsigned number.


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