Subject: Re: status of the thorpej_scsipi code
To: Luke Mewburn <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/04/2001 10:26:22
On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 11:34:46AM +1000, Luke Mewburn wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 27, 2001 at 06:40:13PM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > Hi,
> > This is a status update about the thorpej_scsipi branch (and request for
> > testers :)
> A question about the thorpej_scsipi work; are SCSI tape drives better
> supported ?

I don't think anything has been done in this area

> 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.

Yes, error handling is better in the middle-layer, but this shouldn't much
affect higther-level driver. I think this is a separate issue :)

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.