Subject: Re: autoload flag for dump
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/18/2001 12:01:44
Having it tunable at run-time would be optimal.

All this stuff that is a simple set of parameters makes sense to have
tunable at run-time; it's not like we're activating
differently-performing code via something better suited for an #ifdef.

On Tue, 18 Dec 2001, Manuel Bouyer wrote:

# > In message <>
# > 	on Wed, 12 Dec 2001 19:20:33 +0100,
# > 	Manuel Bouyer <> wrote:
# > > open the tape device until it succeeds. If after 2mn it can't open the
# > > tape device it fall back to prompting the user.
# > Should "2 minutes" be tunable?
# I took 2mn because it's what solaris use. I'm not sure it really needs to be
# tunable (it should never time out in normal use), but we can bump it if you
# feel it's not enouth.

Hack on NetBSD, and your code runs on over 40 architectures.