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Re: [Ksummit-2005-discuss] Summary of 2005 Kernel Summit Proposed Topics

To: jamal <hadi@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Ksummit-2005-discuss] Summary of 2005 Kernel Summit Proposed Topics
From: Grant Grundler <grundler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2005 10:07:16 -0700
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On Tue, Mar 29, 2005 at 04:08:32PM -0500, jamal wrote:
> On a slightly related topic: is SCSI (not iscsi) considered a reliable
> protocol?

Yes and No. "SCSI" covers several layers of the ISO networking model.
Parallel SCSI transport is reliable.

> If yes, why would you wanna run a reliable protocol inside another
> reliable protocol (TCP)?

Think of SCSI command protocol more like NFS: Just a way to send
commands/data to a "storage device".

grant

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