Subject: Re: more SCSI preference questions...
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John Kohl <email@example.com>
Date: 08/20/1997 23:38:01
>>>>> "MJ" == Matthew Jacob <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> 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
MJ> Yes- normally my take as well. However, minor bits can be precious,
See previous discussion (~1 month ago?) about coming out of the dark
ages and providing a 32-bit dev_t with plenty of minor device bits to