Subject: Re: floppy controller tape devices
To: Gerald C. Simmons <>
From: Christopher R. Bowman <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/24/1997 03:02:47
On Sun, 23 Nov 1997, Gerald C. Simmons wrote:

>Thanks for the re-focus. ;^)  (No more CRAP)
>Actually, I've looked into the FreeBSD support of the floppy tape deives. It's
>been in their a long time and is fairly integrated into fd.c.  As I said before,
>I'm a hardware guy, and even trying to compare FreeBSD's fd.c and NetBSD's fd.c,
>I got well in over my head. Device drivers for Un*x or any OS, are not like tweaking
>inn or tin or even XFree86 and getting them to run.
>Has anyone else looked at FreeBSD's support of these tape drives?

I could have sworn I saw this same thread on one of the FreeBSD lists
a few months ago, and that they basicly call this type of device crap
and the dirver had pretty much bit rotted.

Christopher R. Bowman
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