Subject: Re: NetBSD 1.2.1 release notes? 2940UW + 4856NP tape drive
To: Laine Stump <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/22/1997 10:34:36
On Sat, 22 Mar 1997 11:44:38 -0500 (EST) 
 Laine Stump <laine@MorningStar.Com> wrote:

 > Since the 1.2.1 patch release has apparently been frozen, would it be
 > possible to get the release notes put into the directory on
 > so we can take a look and see what *will* be there when
 > it gets there?

Yah.. 1.2.1 hasn't even been "announced" yet, so... :-)

 > In particular, I'm wondering if there is a newer version of the 2940
 > driver in there. We are having sporadic problems with our 4856NP DAT
 > changer drive switching tapes seemingly too soon (last night it used 5
 > tapes to backup 5.5GB of data), and this is accompanied by bunches of
 > messages. (Not the same controller has a 6 disk CD changer which isn't
 > in use during these times, but no other devices). Is this something that
 > other people have seen on 1.2, and if so did a newer 2940 driver solve
 > it?

...although it does have a more up-to-date ahc driver, fixing many bugs,
and also fixing the "out of SCBs problem" some controllers experience.

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