Persistent reservation clarification needed

Ralph Weber ralphoweber at compuserve.com
Sun Jun 2 07:16:36 PDT 2002


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I agree with Gerry. This editorial change will appear in SPC-3 r07.

Thanks.

.Ralph

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Persistent reservation clarification needed
Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 09:37:20 -0500
From: Gerry.Houlder at seagate.com
To: t10 at t10.org

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* Gerry.Houlder at seagate.com
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A "device server" is required to remember persistent reservations (and the
obsolete reservations) on a per LUN basis. The APTPL bit should only apply
to that specific LUN, regardless of whether it is a one or a zero. It seems
like we have an editorial problem with the APTPL=0 wording.

                                                                                                    
"Ulrich, David" wrote:

I'm looking for some background information that would help explain the
rationale for the following, found on page 135 of SPC-3 revision 7.

If the last valid APTPL bit value received by the device server is zero,
the loss of power in the SCSI target device
shall release the persistent reservation for all logical units and remove
all registered reservation keys (see 5.5.2.4).

If the last valid APTPL bit value received by the device server is one, the
logical unit shall retain any persistent reservation(

s) that may be present and all reservation keys (i.e., registrations) for
all initiator ports even if power is lost
and later returned (see 5.5.2.2).

Specifically, why does an APTPL value of 0 affect all luns while a value of
1 address only the lun the command was issued to?

Thanks in advance,

David Ulrich
LSI Logic Storage Systems Division



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