Subject: Re: NCR Driver Problems
To: None <>
From: Sverre Froyen <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/24/1996 08:00:03
Gordon W. Ross writes:
> Any drive which "does not like" the start command does not
> comply with the SCSI-II specification.  I object to this
> proposed change because I have SCSI drives that will NOT
> spin-up until they receive a start command.
> One alternative would be to add a "disk quirk" that says
> "do not send start/stop" to this disk and set that for
> any disk that "does not like" start commands.
I second this.  Sending a start command to my SCSI floppy drive 
causes it keep spinning which wears out the inserted floppy in
no time.  I added the disk quirk code from the tape driver to
fix this (it also allowed me to tailor mode select commands).


Sverre Froyen (+1-303-384-6612; FAX: +1-303-384-6531)
NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory), Golden, CO 80401