> > I await your responses.
> OK, here we go...
OK, I'll follow...
> Larry Stein wrote:
> > At this point in time we have apparently narrowed our potential solutions
> > to the following:
> > A- 1284.4 with SBP-2
> > B- New SBP-2 command set with SBP-2
> As I understood it, the ability for 'a peripheral to operate over
> various interfaces without requiring major architectural changes
> to the product' is provided by meeting the specified transport
> service requirements. As long as the transport requirements are
> met, no architectural changes are required of the product. Thus,
> the transport layers are all modular with respect to the product.
I agree. This was original intent of the HPT which Ueda-san and I
introduced from last June meeting.
> Given all of this, I am compelled to support option B.
Basically, I also support to consider option B, but it is still not
clear for me how the data transfer of each direction is done
independently within single login in SBP-2 only solution.
If target request data transfer by "Data Available" flag in certain
status block, initiator will subsequently append "SND data-in" ORB in
the current task list. It will be possible for the target to check if
there is a "SND data-in" ORB in the task list BEFORE the initiator
appends the "SND data-in" ORB. After finding there is no "SND data-in"
ORB, the target may issue another unsolicited status which indicates
"Data Available". By this status, the initiator may append one more
(total two) "SND data-in" ORB in the task list. After that, the
target will need to abort the excessive ORB.
Is this a way the SBP-2 only solution works?
I think that aborting tasks implies subsequent task retries, and may
not be efficient.
It seems natural to make two independent logins for each direction,
one for down-link and another for up-link by using the idea to map
them into logical units. Furthermore, by extending this to allow to
allocate up-link in reverse fashion (i.e., the target of down-link
makes a login to the initiator of down-link), the link between two
devices will become symmetric if both ends have both initiator and
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