Modify Data Pointer

Bill Galloway BillG at
Fri Mar 15 13:48:30 PST 2002

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* "Bill Galloway" <BillG at>
The Modify Data Pointer messages were discussed during this weeks SPI
working group.
It was generally agreed that these messages should not be used when IUs
are enabled (packetized).
A suggestion was made to obsolete these messages whether IUs are enabled
or not.

I plan to bring in a proposal in May that either disallows these
messages for packetized or obsoletes them for everything in SPI-5.  They
would remain in SPI-4 for those older implementations that need them.

Are there any fans of the Modify Data Pointer messages that want to keep
them in SPI-5???

Bill Galloway
BREA Technologies, Inc.
P: (281) 530-3063
F: (281) 988-0358
BillG at 

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