Subject: Re: status of the thorpej_scsipi code
To: Luke Mewburn <email@example.com>
From: Jason R Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 <email@example.com>