Subject: Re: Problem with an DAT
To: Roland McGrath <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/14/1994 16:06:04
Roland McGrath says:
> Not only does the ioctl used for `mt status' report all drives as type
> 7 (for "Ultrix compatibility" it says--a laudable goal in a system not
> running on vaxen or decstations, no doubt).  It also doesn't give you
> any of the useful information you might have wanted, such as the file
> marker position.

The "wt" driver for WangTek tapes returns a slightly better drive
type, but also has the characteristic that it simply returns 0 for
several parameters that it could make a better effort to keep track