Subject: Re: atapi front-end for tape driver
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/04/2001 21:01:37
On Fri, May 04, 2001 at 09:52:24AM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> I just commited to -current an ATAPI front end for the st driver.
> This means that we can now build kernel with
> st* at atapibus? drive ? flags 0x0000
> and st should be attached instead of uk for an ATAPI tape.
> If we're luky it'll even work :)
> If someone with an ATAPI tape can give it a try, please tell me how it goes !
Those testing this should be aware that certain ATAPI tape drives, though
they will probably match with this driver, do *not* implement the standard
tape drive command set and will almost certainly not work. The most obvious
example is the OnStream drive; there may be others.
Thor Lancelot Simon email@example.com
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