Information technology – Small computer system interface (SCSI) – Part 453: Primary commands-3 (SPC-3)
|Publication Date:||1 December 2009|
|ICS Code (Interface and interconnection equipment):||35.200|
The SCSI family of standards provides for many different types of SCSI devices (e.g., disks, tapes, printers, scanners). This standard defines a device model that is applicable to all SCSI devices. Other SCSI command standards (see 3.1.18) expand on the general SCSI device model in ways appropriate to specific types of SCSI devices.
The set of SCSI standards specifies the interfaces, functions, and operations necessary to ensure interoperability between conforming SCSI implementations. This standard is a functional description. Conforming implementations may employ any design technique that does not violate interoperability.
This standard defines the SCSI commands that are mandatory and optional for all SCSI devices. Support for any feature defined in this standard is optional unless otherwise stated. This standard also defines the SCSI commands that may apply to any device model.
The following commands, parameter data, and features defined in previous versions of this standard are made obsolete by this standard:
a) Contingent Allegiance;
b) Untagged tasks;
c) The RESERVE(6) and RESERVE(10) commands;
d) The RELEASE(6) and RELEASE(10) commands;
e) The ELEMENT_SCOPE for Persistent Reservations;
f) The command support data (CMDDT) feature of the INQUIRY command;
g) The relative addressing (RELADR) bit in the standard INQUIRY data;
h) The Medium Partition mode pages (2), (3), and (4);
i) The Control mode page DISABLE QUEUEING bit;
j) Discussion of the SBC REBUILD, REGENERATE and XDWRITE EXTENDED commands; and
k) The ASCII Implemented Operating Definition VPD page.