Subject: st driver support
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Grey Wolf <email@example.com>
Date: 06/27/1996 10:34:30
I've come across several deficiencies in the st driver; unfortunately I'm
not very proficient at driver hacking, else I'd do this myself, so I'm going
to ask the typical Are There Plans To question. Perhaps I should submit it
as a pr. IFF I find time before someone else does, I'll submit a fix, but
if I'm like most of "youse guys", there exist three chances of this happening:
slim, fat and none.
- File and Block position reporting are missing. I'm sure it wouldn't be
that hard to add; I just haven't found the proper place to stuff the
code just yet. This I might fix if I get the chance and can figure out
where to stuff the increment/decrement stuff.
- All SCSI tape drives report drive type 7. This should *really* be fixed
to report the actual type of the drive which has been found...
- ...which, of course, leads us to the individual drive registers, which
can probably be "borrowed" from the SunOS/Solaris mtio.h and *dev/streg.h
files without much of a problem.
Are there any plans to fix these deficiencies? If so, can I get a feel
for where they are in the priority list? Judging that the st driver kind
of limps along right now
(it's broken on my SLC but I have one on my IPX
so I don't care)
, but works "ok", I have no reason to believe that these
issues will be fixed soon, but would be _delighted_ to be proven worng :-).