SCSI identify command
hadsell at blueskystudios.com
Wed Nov 26 17:51:08 CST 2008
Richard Hadsell wrote:
> The INQUIRY command is listed in what I assume is the original SCSI
> standard (ANSI X3.131-1986). It is given this notation: "Command
> implementation is required for SCSI devices that support
> device-independent self-configuring software." So the standard gave
> it somewhat more than "optional" status, implying that this would be
> the standard way for a device to send its configuration data to the
> driver software, if it wanted to.
> How soon devices and drivers started to use this is another matter.
P.S.: I just found "The SCSI Bench Reference" (c) 1989, which uses
information from the draft SCSI-2 standard. In this doc it indicates
that the INQUIRY is mandatory, and it spells out the format for standard
data and defines some types of vendor-specific Vital Product Data.
Dick Hadsell 914-259-6320 Fax: 914-259-6499
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