zoning Load step clarification

Johnson, Steve Steve.Johnson at lsi.com
Fri Mar 6 07:14:22 PST 2009

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* "Johnson, Steve" <Steve.Johnson at lsi.com>
I was trying not to assume any particular implementation and as far as the
spec goes simply attempting to be consistent with following the rules of what
to do when modifying route tables.
Steve Johnson
LSI Storage Components Group
M: 719 337 3135
-----Original Message-----
From: Greg Tabor [mailto:greg.tabor at maxim-ic.com] 
Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2009 5:40 PM
To: Johnson, Steve
Cc: t10 at t10.org
Subject: Re: zoning Load step clarification
With regard to your statement:
> CONFIGURE ZONE PHY INFORMATION can change the zone group of a phy/s
> this may require route table updates throughout the topology. During
> these route table changes it is possible that OPEN_REJECT (NO
> DESTINATION) could temporarily be encountered. Therefore we still
> need to handle the NO DESTINATION case.
I don't really understand how that could happen unless an expander has 
to rearrange its hardware route table in the process of changing the 
zone group for one or more of its entries.  Are you asserting that that 
may be required - perhaps hardware dependent, or am I missing something 
in my fundamental understanding of how this works?  In any case, I'm 
willing to concede the point.  I'm OK with your suggestion.
Greg Tabor
Maxim Integrated Products
greg.tabor at maxim-ic.com
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