Version Descriptor for IEEE 1667
roweber at IEEE.org
Mon Sep 21 10:38:47 PDT 2009
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After mulling over the Westborough CAP discussion, I have started
leaning toward defining an IEEE 1667 Version Descriptor for the
* Sure, most of the devices we are asking to support this "feature"
do not support Version Descriptors today, but they also do not
support VPD pages in general or VPD page 86h in particular. Is
adding bytes to the standard INQUIRY data that much harder than
added VPD page support?
* Because of their standard+revision format, Version Descriptors can
be made to have the forward compatibility checking ability which
several involved in the problem see as critical.
* I can add a Version Descriptor for a published IEEE standard
without prior permission from T10 (either that or there are dozens
of FC-FS, FC-LS, ... Version Descriptors out there which must be
assumed to be bogus).
All the best,
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