SSC-4 partition size issue

Kevin D Butt kdbutt at
Wed Nov 11 09:54:38 PST 2009

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SSC-4 specifies in 7.6.3 READ POSITION data format, long form that the 
PARTITION field size is 4 bytes.  OOPS!  the maximum allowed number of 
partitions everywhere else in SSC is 255.  I think we can reclaim the 
upper 3-bytes and make them reserved.
Kevin D. Butt
SCSI & Fibre Channel Architect, Tape Firmware
MS 6TYA, 9000 S. Rita Rd., Tucson, AZ 85744
Tel: 520-799-5280
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