READ (6), WRITE (6), et al.

Joerg Schilling Joerg.Schilling at
Thu Dec 9 01:12:05 PST 2010

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* Joerg.Schilling at (Joerg Schilling)
<Sam.Pappal at> wrote:
> Some legacy hosts currently in wide use and perhaps some drivers try
> Read 6 during boot and operation as part of failure recovery. These
> hosts will hang there and may require reboot if Read 6 is not supported
> by the drive. ..  can become a deadly embrace in my experience. 
There are operating systems like Solaris that use a read 6 in case the
would fit. A drive that would deny this could cause problems even with recent implementations.
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