SPL question on Device Name

Bill.Martin at emulex.com Bill.Martin at emulex.com
Tue Aug 18 13:22:51 PDT 2009

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In SPL r03, 4.2.6 states:
"Each expander device and SAS device shall include a SAS address (see 4.2.4)
as its device name."
In 6.8.2 page 245 it states:
"The DEVICE NAME field indicates the device name (see 4.2.6) of the SAS
device or expander device transmitting the IDENTIFY address frame. A DEVICE
NAME field set to 00000000 00000000h indicates the device name is not
provided in this field."
If the name is not present in the IDENTIFY address frame, can it be assumed
to be the same as the SAS address of the device?
Bill Martin
Office of Technology
Industry Standards
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916 765-6875 (Cell)
bill.martin at emulex.com

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