Yep, I believe you're right. I composed the note off the top of my head, but 
you jogged my memory a bit more (and Vern added a nice confirmation.)

Building an understanding of how these things work helps figure out what to do 
to make them work like you want -- without always needing to RTFM in detail. So 
there are two aspects to this thread: (1) How do I get workstations to 
associate with subsystems on demand? And (2) what's the deal with workstations 
and subsystems anyway???

Another post pointed out part (1) earlier. But part (2) is what keeps things 
interesting, IMO.

Tom Liotta

midrange-l-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

>   6. RE: Disabling Qinter... (Follow up question)
>      (Andy Nolen-Parkhouse)
>You make an excellent point regarding using the allocation attempt versus
>the subsystem start as the point of conflict.  My understanding has always
>been that the last allocation attempt takes precedence and determines the
>"winner" when multiple subsystems are trying to allocate a device.  My
>memory may be faulty and I don't have the ability to test right now, but
>that's what I remember.
>> On Behalf Of Tom Liotta
>> Subject: RE: Disabling Qinter... (Follow up question)
>> Since SBS2 has only the single device in its table, it almost certainly
>> will be able to get it allocated before SBS1 has the time to get around to
>> it. So even though SBS2 "started" last, it wins.
>> If somebody really knows how it works, it might be instructive to the rest
>> of us.

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