SCSI Status Code

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A SCSI Status Code is used to determine the success or failure of a SCSI command. At the end of any command, the target returns a Status Code byte which should be one of the following:

00h Good[edit]

This status code indicates that the device has completed the task successfully.

02h Check Condition[edit]

When the target returns a Check Condition in response to a command it is indicating that it has entered a contingent allegiance condition. This means that an error occurred when it attempted to execute a SCSI command. The initiator usually then issues a SCSI Request Sense command in order to obtain a Key Code Qualifier (KCQ) from the target.

04h Condition Met[edit]

This status code is returned on successful completion of a Pre-fetch Command.

08h Busy[edit]

The target returns Busy if it cannot complete a command at that time, for example if it is in the contingent allegiance condition.

10h Intermediate (obsolete)[edit]

The target returns Intermediate when it successfully completes a linked command (except the last command). This status code is obsolete starting with SAM-4.

14h Intermediate - Condition Met (obsolete)[edit]

As the name suggests, this status code is simply a combination of 10h Intermediate and 04h Condition Met. This status code is obsolete starting with SAM-4.

18h Reservation Conflict[edit]

The target returns this status code if an initiator attempts to access a LUN that has been previously reserved by another initiator using the Reserve or Reserve Unit command.

22h Command Terminated (obsolete)[edit]

The target returns this status if the target has to terminate the current I/O process because it received a Terminate I/O Process message. This status code is obsolete starting with SAM-2.

28h Task Set Full[edit]

Similar to 08h Busy status, this status code is returned when the logical unit lacks the resources to accept a received task from an I_T nexus. This status code implies that the logical unit already has at least one task from that I_T nexus, where the 08h Busy status code implies that the logical unit currently has no tasks from that I_T nexus.

30h ACA Active[edit]

The target returns this status code if an auto-contingent allegiance condition has occurred.

40h Task Aborted[edit]

The target returns this status code when a task is aborted by another I_T nexus and the TAS bit in the Control mode page is set to one.

External links[edit]

  • "SCSI Commands References Manual" (PDF). Seagate. Retrieved 2010-12-13.
  • SCSI Architecture Model (SAM) clause 5.3.1
  • Status-Code Übersicht