Subject: Re: atapi tape thing again...
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <email@example.com>
From: Mason Loring Bliss <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/25/1999 11:50:40
On Tue, May 25, 1999 at 03:30:41PM +0200, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> On Tue, May 25, 1999 at 09:08:12AM -0400, Mason Loring Bliss wrote:
> > Would supporting atapi tape drives be far too nasty a project to attempt?
> No idea. But apparently, you have a device, and you have reference code
> to look at, so you are certainly in a position to figure out what's missing,
> and verify wether what you write is working, so go ahead.
No. Actually, I don't have a device.
If it looks like something I can do, I'll shell out for one and give it a
> "No reply" probably just means "nobody is working on it, all others use SCSI
I'm not looking for someone to be working on it. I'm mostly interested in
having some sort of road map - even a vague one. I want to work on it myself.
I aspire to be a kernel hacker someday. Maybe I'm too lazy for this, but a
road map doesn't seem like an awful crutch to want. :) I'll still be driving
"there" myself. I have problems working on code that I won't use myself, but
I see an ATAPI tape driver as something I'd use, so I think I'd be motivated.
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