Subject: Re: ATAPI tape drives
To: Lloyd Parkes <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/13/2001 20:36:25
On Wed, Jun 13, 2001 at 08:46:38PM +1200, Lloyd Parkes wrote:
> Is anybody work on support for ATAPI tape drives? If not, I will extend my 
> code beyond its current trivial but functional state and submit it. I have got 
> all enthused now that I have the Segate docs for my tape drive along with a 
> variety of QIC docs.
> For those who are interested, minimal support for ATAPI tape drives took less 
> than ten lines of code and as many lines again in comments and blank lines.

I am. Can you send me your changes ? I'm working with guys who have
Onstream devices, which lack some of the SCSI tape devices.

I'll send you my current code tomorow (my source tree is at work).

Manuel Bouyer <>