Extended Copy REGISTER AND MOVE segment 15h

Knight, Frederick Frederick.Knight at netapp.com
Sat Jan 12 15:39:40 PST 2013

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When I read the REGISTER AND MOVE description I see:
In response to a PERSISTENT RESERVE OUT command with a REGISTER AND MOVE
service action the
device server shall perform a register and move by doing the following as an
uninterrupted series of actions:
a)     process the APTPL bit;
b)	ignore the contents of the SCOPE and TYPE fields;
c)	 ......
So, what do you expect the TYPE field to do?  All REGISTER AND MOVE does is
to REGISTER an initiator, and then MOVE the existing reservation.
From: owner-t10 at t10.org [mailto:owner-t10 at t10.org] On Behalf Of Kevin D Butt
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2013 3:25 PM
To: T10 Reflector
Subject: Extended Copy REGISTER AND MOVE segment 15h
In looking at Extended Copy segment descriptors, Third party
persistent reservations source I_T nexus function it appears that there is no
way to indicate the TYPE of persistent reservation that the REGISTER AND MOVE
persistent reservation is to create.  The SCOPE is obviously Logical Unit
since that is the only scope that currently exists, but for TYPE it appears
that each implementer is left to divine what is desired.
Am I missing something?
Kevin D. Butt
SCSI & Fibre Channel Architect, Tape Firmware
Data Protection & Retention
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