SPC-3 editorial inconsistency
Ralph O. Weber
roweber at IEEE.org
Fri Jan 23 16:26:32 PST 2004
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* "Ralph O. Weber" <roweber at ieee.org>
I have marked the requested changes for inclusion in SPC-3 r17.
Edward A. Gardner wrote:
> * From the T10 Reflector (t10 at t10.org), posted by:
> * "Edward A. Gardner" <eag at ophidian.com>
> I encountered the following while reviewing the minutes from last
> week's meetings. While arguably trivial, it did manage to leave me
> thoroughly confused for several minutes. Ralph has agreed to make the
> suggested change, but asked me to post this to the reflector first.
> SPC-3 annex C uses the following codes in Table C.2, Table C.3, Table
> C.4 and file op-num.txt:
> M = Mandatory
> O = Optional
> V = Vendor specific
> Z = Obsolete
> However Table 38 in clause 6.1 uses the following codes for
> substantially similar information:
> M = Command implementation is mandatory.
> O = Command implementation is optional.
> OB = Command implementation is defined in a previous standard
> X = Command implementation requirements given in reference subclause
> of this standard.
> Z = Command implementation is device type specific.
> The use of different codes for the same information, particularly the
> different interpretation of "Z", is quite confusing.
> Recommended change:
> In Table 38, clause 6.1, make the following changes:
> Change all occurrences of the code "Z" to "C" (for command set).
> Also, command implementation is defined by command set standards, we
> have no "device type" standards, so change the definition of this code
> to read:
> C Command implementation is defined in the applicable
> command standard (see 3.1.17)
> Change all occurrences of the code "OB" to "Z".
> Edward A. Gardner eag at ophidian dot com
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