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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for scsi (opensolaris section 4)

scsi(4) 				   File Formats 				  scsi(4)

       scsi - configuration files for SCSI target drivers

       The  architecture of the Solaris SCSI subsystem distinguishes two types of device drivers:
       SCSI target drivers, and SCSI host adapter drivers. Target drivers like sd(7D) and  st(7D)
       manage  the  device on the other end of the SCSI bus. Host adapter drivers manage the SCSI
       bus on behalf of all the devices that share it.

       Drivers for host adapters provide a common set of interfaces  for  target  drivers.  These
       interfaces  comprise the Sun Common SCSI Architecture ( SCSA) which are documented as part
       of the Solaris DDI/DKI. See scsi_ifgetcap(9F), scsi_init_pkt(9F),  and  scsi_transport(9F)
       for further details of these, and associated routines.

       Depending on the interconnect (transport), SCSI target devices are either self-identifying
       or rely on driver.conf(4) entries to be recognized by  the  system.  For  self-identifying
       target devices the driver binding is chosen based on the IEEE-1275 like 'compatible' forms
       of the target devices.  Currently  the  Fibre  Channel  interconnects,  fcp(7D),  ifp(7D),
       scsi_vhci(7D), sf(7D), and the SATA framework drivers (see sata(7D)) are self-identifying.
       You must specify other possible interconnects target devices by using  the  target  driver
       driver.conf(4) configuration files.

       Host adapter drivers of class scsi-self-identifying that dynamically create self-identify-
       ing target device children establish a compatible property on each child.  The  compatible
       property is an ordered array of strings, each string is a compatible form. High precedence
       forms are defined first. For a particular device, the highest precedence form that has  an
       established driver alias selects the driver for the device. Driver associations to compat-
       ible forms, called aliases, are administered by way of  add_drv(1M),  update_drv(1M),  and
       rem_drv(1M) utilities.

       The  forms  for	self-identifying  SCSI	target	devices  are derived from the SCSI target
       device's INQUIRY data. A diverse set of forms is  defined,  allowing  for  flexibility  in

       From  the  SCSI	INQUIRY  data, three types of information are extracted: scsi_dtype, flag
       bits, and SCSI_ASCII vendor product revision.

       The scsi_dtype is the first component of most forms. It is represented as two hex  digits.
       For  nodes that represent embedded secondary functions, such as an embedded enclosure ser-
       vice or media changer, additional forms are generated that contain the dtype of	the  sec-
       ondary  function  followed  by  the dtype of the device in which the secondary function is

       For forms that use flag bits, all  applicable  flags  are  concatenated	(in  alphabetical
       order)  into  a	single	flags string. Removable media is represented by a flag. For forms
       that use the SCSI_ASCII INQUIRY vendor, product, and revision fields, a one-way conversion
       algorithm translates SCSI_ASCII to a IEEE 1275 compatible string.

       It  is  possible  that  a  device  might change the INQUIRY data it returns over time as a
       result of a device initialization sequence or in response  to  out-of-band  management.	A
       device  node's  compatible  property is based on the INQUIRY data when the device node was

       The following forms, in high to low precedence order, are defined for SCSI  target  device

	 scsiclass,DDEEFFF.vVVVVVVVV.pPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP	     (5  *1&2)
	 scsiclass,DDEE.vVVVVVVVV.pPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP	     (6  *1)
	 scsiclass,DDFFF.vVVVVVVVV.pPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP	     (7  *2)
	 scsiclass,DDEEFFF				     (9 *1&2)
	 scsiclass,DDEE 				     (10 *1)
	 scsiclass,DDFFF				     (11 *2)
	    *1 only produced on a secondary function node
	    *2 only produced on a node with flags


       v		   Is the letter v. Denotes the beginning of VVVVVVVV.

       VVVVVVVV 	   Translated scsi_vendor: SCSI standard INQUIRY data "Vendor identifica-
			   tion" SCSI_ASCII field (bytes 8-15).

       p		   Is the letter p. Denotes the beginning of PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP.

       PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP    Translated scsi_product: SCSI standard INQUIRY data "Product identifi-
			   cation" SCSI_ASCII field (bytes 16-31).

       r		   Is the letter r. Denotes the beginning of RRRR.

       RRRR		   Translated scsi_revision: SCSI standard INQUIRY data "Product revision
			   level" SCSI_ASCII field (bytes 32-35).

       DD		   Is a two digit ASCII hexadecimal number. The value of the  two  digits
			   is  based one the SCSI "Peripheral device type" command set associated
			   with the node. On a primary node this is the scsi_dtype of the primary
			   command  set;  on  a  secondary node this is the scsi_dtype associated
			   with the embedded function command set.

       EE		   Same encoding used for DD. This form is only  generated  on	secondary
			   function nodes. The DD function is embedded in an EE device.

       FFF		   Concatenation,  in  alphabetical  order, of the flag characters below.
			   The following flag characters are defined:

			   R	Removable media: Used when scsi_rmb is set

			   Forms using FFF are only be generated if  there  are  applicable  flag

       Solaris	might  create  additional  compatible  forms  not  described. These forms are for
       Solaris internal use only. Any additional  use  of  these  forms  is  discouraged.  Future
       releases of Solaris might not produce these forms.

       Configuration  files  for  SCSI	target	drivers  should  identify the host adapter driver
       implicitly using the class keyword to remove any dependency on the particular host adapter

       All host adapter drivers of class scsi recognize the following properties:

       target	 Integer-valued SCSI target identifier that this driver claims.

       lun	 Integer-valued SCSI logical unit number ( LUN) that this driver claims.

       All  SCSI  target  driver configuration file device definitions except stub device defini-
       tions for discovery of devid must provide target and lun properties. These properties  are
       used to construct the address part of the device name under /devices. The stub device def-
       initions for discovery of devid must be able to specify or imply the host adapter  drivers
       that might have children that bind to the target driver. So all SCSI target driver config-
       uration file stub device definitions must be defined by property class or parent.

       The SCSI target driver configuration files shipped with Solaris have  entries  for  LUN	0
       only.  For  devices that support other LUNs, such as some CD changers, the system adminis-
       trator can edit the driver configuration file to add entries for other LUNs.

       Example 1 An Example Configuration File for a SCSI Target Driver

       The  following  is  an  example	configuration  file  for  a  SCSI  target  driver  called

	 # Copyright (c) 1992, by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
	 #ident "@(#)toaster.conf  1.2	   92/05/12 SMI"
	 name="toaster" class="scsi" target=4 lun=0;

       Add  the  following  lines to  sd.conf for a six- CD changer on	target 3, with	LUNs 0 to

	 name="sd" class="scsi" target=3 lun=1;
	 name="sd" class="scsi" target=3 lun=2;
	 name="sd" class="scsi" target=3 lun=3;
	 name="sd" class="scsi" target=3 lun=4;
	 name="sd" class="scsi" target=3 lun=5;

       It is not necessary to add the line for LUN 0, as it already exists in  the  file  shipped
       with Solaris.

       Example 2 A Stub Device Definition of sd.conf

       The  following  line is a stub device definition which implies the host adapter drivers of
       class scsi-self-identifying might have children that bind to the sd(7D) driver:

	 name="sd" class="scsi-self-identifying";

       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       |Availability		     |SUNWckr			   |
       |Interface Stability	     |Committed 		   |

       add_drv(1M), rem_drv(1M), update_drv(1M), driver.conf(4), attributes(5), fcp(7D), ifp(7D),
       sata(7D),  scsi_vhci(7D),  sd(7D),  sf(7D),  st(7D), scsi_ifgetcap(9F), scsi_init_pkt(9F),

       Writing Device Drivers


       ANS X3T9.2/375D Small Computer System Interface - 2 (SCSI-2)

       ANS X3T10/994D SCSI-3 Architecture Model (SAM)

       IEEE 1275 SCSI Target Device Binding

       With driver.conf(4) configuration, you need to ensure  that  the  target  and  lun  values
       claimed	by your target driver do not conflict with existing target drivers on the system.
       For example, if the target is a direct access device, the standard  sd.conf  file  usually
       makes sd claim it before any other driver has a chance to probe it.

SunOS 5.11				   30 May 2008					  scsi(4)

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