Patent Number: 7,103,891

Title: Method and apparatus for establishing a profile table for host bus adapters

Abstract: An invention is disclosed that provides a method for facilitating communication with a Fiber Channel controller. Initially, a data structure is defined that includes a Fiber Channel attribute value, which defines a particular functionality of a Fiber Channel controller. Although the data structure can include a plurality of Fiber Channel attributes, preferably at least one Fiber Channel attribute is defined in the data structure. A user is then enabled to modify the Fiber Channel attribute value. Further, during operation of the Fiber Channel controller, a modification request can be received from a code segment to alter the Fiber Channel attribute. The functionality of the Fiber Channel controller is then altered based on the Fiber Channel attribute value.

Inventors: Lin; Shing Mark (Palo Alto, CA), Lin; Yen-Chung (Saratoga, CA)

Assignee: Adaptec, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 9/46 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018