Subject: Re: floppy controller tape devices?
To: Matthias Scheler <>
From: Dustin Sallings <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/23/1997 15:32:38
> But no matter what nice nicknames or attributes someone finds for me it
> won't convince me that these floppy tape streamers are of any use. And
> I doubt that supporting them is of any importance for NetBSD.

	I will have to agree with you on this one.  Though it may have made the
user happier if you had expanded a little bit on that, I've found /dev/null
almost as useful of a backup device as my ol' floppy tape drive when I ran
Linux.  It was so extremely unreliable, that I could write a tar on a freshly
formatted tape, and let /dev/random decide the percentage of data I'd get back
out of it.

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