MMC: Clarification request for format descriptor ordering

David Burg dburg at
Mon Jun 6 05:09:49 PDT 2005

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* "David Burg" <dburg at>
Dear MMC people,

Reading the 5r01a draft, I am confused by the follow paragraph in
Formattable Capacity Descriptors:

"The descriptors shall be returned in ascending order of Format Type. For
Format Types other than
04h and 05h, if multiple format descriptors exist, they shall be returned in
Logical Unit preferred order.
For Format Types 04h and 05h, the format descriptors shall be returned in
ascending order of Zone

Does it means: if multiple format descriptors exist *per Format Type*?

Best regards,

David Burg

David Burg
Software Development,
InCD and Low Level Drivers Project Leader

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