Subject: Re: status of the thorpej_scsipi code
To: Luke Mewburn <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/03/2001 22:27:32
On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 11:34:46AM +1000, Luke Mewburn wrote:

 > A question about the thorpej_scsipi work; are SCSI tape drives better
 > supported ?

I didn't make a lot of effort to attack that aspect of the SCSI code.
It's really orthogonal to what I was trying to accomplish.

 > At the moment our st driver has no idea about the current file or
 > block number, and not knowing where you are on the tape is very
 > annoying. Also, there doesn't seem to be any feedback in "mt status"
 > for settings such as "mt compress", etc. Finally, the driver has been
 > flaky at times, especially in the case of drive or tape error.
 > I was under the impression that work such as the thorpej_scsipi should
 > make improving the above problems much easier, especially with respect
 > to the error reporting.

Error handling is certainly much better in thorpej_scsipi.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>