REPORT DEVICE IDENTIFIER/REPORT IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
Mark.Evans at wdc.com
Wed Nov 1 09:31:03 PST 2006
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In SBC-3 r07 and SPCs before SPC-4 r07 there is/was a command named REPORT
DEVICE IDENTIFIER. This is a version of the MAINTENANCE (IN) command with
service action REPORT PERIPHERAL DEVICE/COMPONENT DEVICE IDENTIFIER (command
code A3h, service action code 05h) defined in SSC-2 r04.
In SPC-4 r07 this command was renamed REPORT IDENTIFYING INFORMATION. I
think this may have been an artifact of Paul Entzel's proposal 06-278r0.
One way or the other, SBC-3 should use the new name for the command. I also
think it would be helpful to add something like "this command was named
REPORT DEVICE IDENTIFIER in previous versions of this standard" into SPC,
and "this command was named REPORT DEVICE IDENTIFIER in previous versions of
SPC" into SBC.
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