FAST PATH PORTS
FAST_PATH_PORTS is a 32-bit mask, with a bit assigned for each Fast Path port driver:
|1||Indicates that Fast Path is disabled for ports serviced by the corresponding driver.|
|0||Indicates that Fast Path is not disabled for ports serviced by the corresponding driver.|
Beginning in OpenVMS Version 7.3-1, values of specific bit positions are those described in the following table:
|0||Controls Fast Path for PKQDRIVER (for parallel SCSI).|
|1||Controls Fast Path for FGEDRIVER (for Emulex LP7000, LP8000, LP9002, LP9802, LP10000 FibreChannel).|
|2||Controls Fast Path for PKADRIVER (for Adaptec AIC-78xx Ultra3 SCSI).|
|3||Controls Fast Path for PEDRIVER (for LAN).|
|4||Controls Fast Path for PKRDRIVER (for SMART Array 5300).|
|5||Controls Fast Path for PKMDRIVER, the LSI Logic LSI53C1030 SCSI port driver.|
|6||Controls Fast Path for PGQDRIVER, the Qlogic ISP23xx FibreChannel port driver.|
Currently, the default setting for FAST_PATH_PORTS is 0, which means that Fast Path is enabled for all drivers that appear in the table.
In addition, note the following:
- CI drivers are not controlled by FAST_PATH_PORTS. Fast Path for CI is enabled and disabled exclusively by the FAST_PATH system parameter.
- FAST_PATH_PORTS is relevant only if the FAST_PATH system parameter is enabled (equal to 1). Setting FAST_PATH to zero has the same effect as setting all the bits in FAST_PATH_PORTS to 1.