Obsoleting 7-byte parameters in the Non-volatile Cache log page

Mark Evans Mark.Evans at wdc.com
Thu Jun 3 14:28:07 PDT 2010

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Hello all,
While discussing proposal 09-293, SBC-3: Log page clean-up, at the CAP
meeting in May, it was noted that the Remaining Non-volatile Time parameter
and the Maximum Non-volatile Time parameter in the Non-volatile Cache log
page are each seven bytes in length.  However, we have been trying to insure
that all SCSI parameters are four-byte aligned.
It was suggested that these two parameters be made obsolete and be replaced
with two new parameters that report the same information but are eight bytes
in length.  If there are no objections, I will do so by increasing the TIME
field to four bytes for the new parameters in the next revision of my
proposal, and I will give the parameters slightly different names.  I will
also add a note as to why this action was taken.
Please feel free to call or send an email to me with any comments or
questions that you have about this stuff.
Mark Evans
Western Digital Corporation
5863 Rue Ferrari
San Jose, CA 95138
Email: mark.evans at wdc.com

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