Subject: Re: more SCSI preference questions...
To: None <>
From: Erik E. Fair <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/20/1997 12:21:03
Strikes me that the choice is straightforward:

1. if you use an ioctl, software (e.g. dump, tar, mt) must be modified to
take advantage.

2. if you use a bit in the minor device for a differentiated device node,
all existing software works as before (modulo default device name

I presume this is principally an issue when writing, and that the drives in
question can auto-detect when reading? If not, you'd better be careful when
labelling your tapes.

	Erik <>