SAS, AIP (Normal)
Elliott, Robert (Server Storage)
elliott at hp.com
Fri Mar 5 08:09:56 PST 2004
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* "Elliott, Robert (Server Storage)" <elliott at hp.com>
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> Subject: SAS, AIP (Normal)
> * From the T10 Reflector (t10 at t10.org), posted by:
> * Gil Romo <gil.romo at qlogic.com>
> There is a rule in 18.104.22.168, "Expanders shall transmit an AIP
> ... within 128 dwords of receiving an OPEN address frame".
> I believe this rule is obsolete, since expanders now wait for
> a confirmation from the ECM before transmitting AIP.
> Expanders must transmit an AIP such that it is received
> before the Open Timeout Timer times out.
> Gilbert Romo
> Circuits & Integration
> QLogic Corporation, Aliso Viejo, California
> Office: 949-389-6266
> E-mail: gil.romo at qlogic.com
No, the rule hasn't changed. Any ECM needs to be able to acknowledge
within that time.
Even before the Arbitrating (Normal) change, it was understood that
requiring the expander to transmit within 128 dwords was overkill
for meeting the 1 ms timer. So is the "shall transmit every 128
dwords" rule after the first one. They serve as a reminder that
the expander is working on the request and isn't hung. We didn't
want to worry about any race conditions between 1 ms timers
on both sides, either.
Rob Elliott, elliott at hp.com
Hewlett-Packard Industry Standard Server Storage Advanced Technology
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