SAT-4 Translate Duration Limited Commands (T10/15-093r0)

Paul Suhler Paul.Suhler at
Mon Apr 13 14:22:30 PDT 2015

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Thanks very much, Jim.	The model section (6.x) only describes translation to
READ/WRITE FPDMA QUEUED, but it would avoid confusion if there were a
preliminary statement that those are the only possible translation targets.
Additional suggestions are requested.  I intend to pile them up for another
week or two and then produce an r1 prior to Plenary Week.
From: James C Hatfield [mailto:james.c.hatfield at]
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2015 1:22 PM
To: Paul Suhler
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Subject: Re: SAT-4 Translate Duration Limited Commands (T10/15-093r0)
Please be careful with this proposed translation. It assumes that READ and
WRITE commands will ONLY be translated to NCQ commands. Your concern is a
special case.
This is not a valid assumption. READ and WRITE commands can be translated to
many other ATA commands.
Please revise your text to be conditional on translation to READ FPDMA QUEUED
and WRITE FPDMA QUEUED commands instead.
Thank You !!!
Jim Hatfield
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On Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 8:06 PM, Paul Suhler
<Paul.Suhler at> wrote:
Hi, all.
I've posted my SAT-4 proposal about how to translate SCSI duration-limited
commands into ATA deadline commands.  Since SCSI requires REPORT SUPPORTED
OPCODES as part of this feature, and Neil informs me that SATL developers
don't want to implement that command, then maybe translation of this feature
will not be widespread.
Be that as it may, here's the proposal:
Paul A. Suhler, PhD
Research Staff Member
HGST Research
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