[storm] WG Last Call comments on iSCSI SAM features draft

<david.black@emc.com> Thu, 25 August 2011 22:47 UTC

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This is mostly with <WG chair hat on>, as the technical contents of this draft have been stable for a while now.

The Updates header and the second paragraph of the Introduction need to be removed.  This draft and the iSCSI consolidated draft will be issued as RFCs simultaneously, hence no Updates pointers are needed - each draft normatively references the other, and that suffices.

The title of this draft needs to change to something more descriptive - only people like Fred, Mallikarjun and yours truly who spend too much time on SCSI know what SAM stands for.  The filename should not change.

As discussed in Quebec City and on the list, the specification of allowed values needs to change for the new iSCSIProtocolLevel key, and there will be some associated changes to allocation policy to get an expert review done by a T10 reviewer before IESG approval of a document that allocates a value for that key.

<WG chair hat off> Also in that text, a minor editorial nit - change "claimed by" to "corresponding to" in the following text:

     Negotiation of the iSCSIProtocolLevel key to a value claimed by
     an RFC indicates that both negotiating parties are compliant to
     the RFC in question, and agree to support the corresponding
     semantics on that iSCSI session.

<WG chair hat on> There should be a new version of the draft coming soon with the above changes - it may be necessary to run a short second WG Last Call to make sure that we have the iSCSIProtocolLevel key specified correctly, including its IANA Considerations.

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