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SubjectRe: [PATCH][SCS] sd: Read Capacity if (16) fails
Hugh Dickins wrote:
> On Wed, 6 Aug 2008, Martin K. Petersen wrote:
>>>>>>> "Hugh" == Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com> writes:
>> Hugh> Commit e0597d70012c82e16ee152270a55d89d8bf66693 (sd: Identify
>> Hugh> DIF protection type and application tag ownership) says that if
>> Hugh> a disk is formatted with Inquiry bit PROTECT=1, it is required
>> Hugh> to support Read Capacity(16). But my SD cards, accessed by
>> Hugh> builtin cardreader and generic USB storage, disagree.
>>
>> Argh. That's really broken. USB storage has no business setting
>> PROTECT.
>>
>> Can you send me the sg_inq output so I can see what else they are
>> returning?
>
> sg_inq? I assume that's the same as the inquiry_len bytes at inquiry:
>
> 00000000: 00 8d 00 01 1f 01 00 00 47 65 6e 65 72 69 63 2d ........Generic-
> 00000010: 4d 75 6c 74 69 2d 43 61 72 64 20 20 20 20 20 20 Multi-Card
> 00000020: 31 2e 30 30 1.00
>
> Ah, sg_inq is a command which spells that out, here you go:
>
> standard INQUIRY:
> PQual=0 Device_type=0 RMB=1 version=0x00 [no conformance claimed]
> [AERC=0] [TrmTsk=0] NormACA=0 HiSUP=0 Resp_data_format=1
> SCCS=0 ACC=0 TGPS=0 3PC=0 Protect=1 BQue=0
> EncServ=0 MultiP=0 [MChngr=0] [ACKREQQ=0] Addr16=0
> [RelAdr=0] WBus16=0 Sync=0 Linked=0 [TranDis=0] CmdQue=0
> length=36 (0x24) Peripheral device type: disk
> Vendor identification: Generic-
> Product identification: Multi-Card
> Product revision level: 1.00

Classic, USB strikes again! One needs to go back to SCSI-1
(1985 ?) to find when byte 5 bit 0 of an INQUIRY response
could be used for anything other than PROTECT.
So that bit is reserved in SCSI-2, SPC and SPC-2 then
has its current meaning in SPC-3 and SPC-4.

Doug Gilbert



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