Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/sys/dev/scsipi
To: YAMAMOTO Takashi <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 08/10/2005 09:22:05
On Aug 10, 2005, at 5:38 AM, YAMAMOTO Takashi wrote:

> afaik, only disk-specific part of diskstats is its name.
> yes, you can just seek=0 for tapes.

And, in fact, for most disks, seek == 0, too.  (SCSI and ATA don't  
have explicit seeks; that's there for those old-fashioned things that  
require explicit seek commands to reposition the heads.)

> IMO, you can/should just use diskstats for tapes as well.
> there is no need to have tape-specific one.

I agree.

-- thorpej