FC-DA: SCSI command tables
rsnively at brocade.com
Wed Jun 19 14:18:06 PDT 2002
* From the T10 Reflector (t10 at t10.org), posted by:
* Robert Snively <rsnively at brocade.com>
I would expect that these can still be useful. It is
possible that a well-disciplined FC-DA device
actually requires MORE than the minimum mandatory
command set of the corresponding SCSI device. That
could be expressed nowhere but in FC-DA.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Peterson [mailto:dap at cisco.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 10:56 AM
> To: t11.3
> Cc: T10 Reflector
> Subject: FC-DA: SCSI command tables
> * From the T10 Reflector (t10 at t10.org), posted by:
> * "Dave Peterson" <dap at cisco.com>
> Howdy All,
> The current FC-DA technical report contains tables describing
> SCSI command
> usage pertaining to Fibre Channel.
> These types of tables have been specified in previous
> technical reports
> (e.g., PLDA, FC-TAPE).
> FC-DA is intended to replace these technical reports, so we need to
> determine if these types of tables need to
> be carried over into FC-DA.
> Some folk have indicated the tables are (and have been) useful for
> conformance testing/implementation purposes.
> Other folk have indicated the tables are not useful and the
> SCSI device
> specific command specifications
> (e.g., SPC-3, SBC-2, SSC-2, SMC-2) should be the appropriate
> document for
> Please indicate your (company) preference via the reflector
> (or privately to
> me if you desire) regarding this matter.
> For the record, I would prefer to keep the command tables in
> FC-DA. My main
> reason is that the current SCSI device
> specific command specifications document whether or not a command is
> manadatory but do not specify whether
> or not (each) command specific parameter is required or optional.
> (I would probably change my vote if the SCSI device specific command
> specifications did address this matter, but I
> do not believe this will happen any time soon, if at all, and I'm not
> convinced that they should either).
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