Type 3 protection

George Penokie gop at us.ibm.com
Mon Nov 27 06:49:06 PST 2006

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The rules for checking are in the footnotes. For example in table 71 
footnote j describes the rules for checking the Reference Tag:
If type 1 protection is enabled, the device server checks the logical 
block reference tag by comparing it to the lower 4 bytes of the LBA 
associated with the logical block. If type 2 protection or type 3 
protection is enabled, the device server checks the logical block 
reference tag if it has knowledge of the contents of the LOGICAL BLOCK 
REFERENCE TAG field. If type 2 protection is enabled, then this knowledge 
field in a WRITE (32) command (see 5.29). If type 3 protection is enabled, 
then the method for acquiring this knowledge is not defined by this 
That footnote is telling you that for type 3 protection the target only 
check the reference tag if the target knows what the content is be some 
means not defined by the standard. 
Also, sending out a message on this reflector that states the information 
is "confidential information of Emulex Corporation" is a not a good way to 
get responses. In the future any such messages received on my machine will 
automatically be deleted.
Bye for now,
George Penokie
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Gary.Franco at Emulex.Com 
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11/25/2006 07:17 AM
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Type 3 protection
I would like a clarification on the correct implementation for Type 3 
checking when dealing with WRPROTECT/RDPROTECT/VRPROTECT .
In SBC-3r07 clause Type 3 protection states:
Type 3 protection:
a)	defines the content of the LOGICAL BLOCK GUARD field within the 
logical blocks of the data-in buffer and/or data-out buffer;
b)	does not define the content of the LOGICAL BLOCK APPLICATION TAG 
field; and
c)	does not define the content of the LOGICAL BLOCK REFERENCE TAG 
However in the individual command descriptors, WRITE(10) for example, 
Table 71 ? WRPROTECT field indicates that both the Application Tag and 
Reference Tag should be checked.
Since both of these DIF items are not defined for Type 3 protection, I 
assume that for Type 3 protected devices these fields should not be 
checked at all.
Can someone clarify?
Thanks in advance
Gary Franco Consultant Engineer
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