random bits found in CDB

Pat LaVarre p.lavarre at IEEE.org
Wed Dec 28 08:58:00 PST 2005


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* Pat LaVarre <p.lavarre at ieee.org>
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> From: "Henry Gabryjelski" <Henry.Gabryjelski at microsoft.com>
> Date: 28 December 2005 08:01:27 GMT-08:00
> To: <mtfuji5 at avc-pioneer.com>
> Cc: <t10 at t10.org>
> Subject: RE: Fuji6 rev100 DRAFT
> ...
> Are you aware of any software which is setting random bits in a  
> START STOP UNIT command, or even software which is not setting the  
> FL/layer bits to zero?  Your mail suggests that this may be the  
> case, but I don't think changing the default handling of fields in  
> a CDB because of this one 6-years old issue (which did not affect  
> this command) is the right method unless there is evidence of this  
> type of behavior

Once upon a time, a few of the massively distributed Windows  
significantly often scrambled the last byte of the CDB (the "Control"  
byte) when passed thru ATAPI ...

Do the more recent Windows not do this?
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