SMC-2: Incomplete incorporation of 03-211r2

Lee Jesionowski ljesion at
Tue Nov 11 09:13:55 PST 2003

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* Lee Jesionowski <ljesion at>

I have found a problem in the latest draft of SMC-2 (smc2r06).  Proposal
03-211r2 states that the new fields ED and Medium Type are to be added to
byte 9 of all Read Element Status descriptors.  Unfortunately, this was
only incorporated into the first descriptor in smc2r06 (Table 16).   Byte 9
should be similarly modified in Tables 18, 19, and 20.

Lee Jesionowski

Lee Jesionowski, STSM, Tape Architecture & Strategy
Ph: 520-799-5984 (IBM tieline 8-321)
3XEA/9032-2, IBM Tucson

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