Subject: Re: more SCSI preference questions...
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Erik E. Fair <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
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.