Can we obsolete the READ CONTINUOUS bit

Kevin D Butt kdbutt at
Tue Dec 4 07:59:33 PST 2012

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Gerry Houlder wrote "I have the impression that the READ CONTINUOUS bit, 
in the READ WRITE RECOVERY mode page, is not used by anyone.  I think it 
boils down to everyone wanting data that can be trusted, even in video 
applications. Does anyone have an application that justifies keeping this 
feature? "
IBM desires to keep the READ CONTINUOUS bit.
Kevin D. Butt
SCSI & Fibre Channel Architect, Tape Firmware
Data Protection & Retention
MS 6TYA, 9000 S. Rita Rd., Tucson, AZ 85744
Tel: 520-799-5280
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