SPC-4 section 5.6 - late letter ballot comment.

Gerry Houlder gerry.houlder at seagate.com
Thu Mar 6 11:35:10 PST 2014

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I presume the peripheral device is required to keep the information
non-volatile. If the host system does something (like reformat the medium)
that should cause the identifying information to change, then the host
system is expected to send a new SET IDENTIFYING INFORMATION command to
cause the change. The host system may well want to continue using the same
device with the same volume label after the reformatting, but the
peripheral device can't know what the host system desires.
There certainly is no rule that certain events cause the identifying
information to return to some default pattern.
On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 12:59 PM, Black, David <david.black at emc.com> wrote:
> * From the T10 Reflector (t10 at t10.org), posted by:
> * "Black, David" <david.black at emc.com>
> *
> The second and third paragraphs say:
>	  Identifying information shall persist through power cycles (i.e.,
> be stored
>	  in non-volatile storage), hard resets, logical unit resets, I_T
> nexus losses,
>	  media format operations, and media replacement.
>	  Table 61 defines the identifying information types.
> The first Identifying Information Type entry in that table says:
>	  Peripheral device identifying information: a value describing
>	  the peripheral device (e.g., an operating system volume label)
> The example is a problem.  Volume labels generally do not survive media
> format
> operations and media replacement.
> Thanks,
> --David
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