Subject: kern/6434: compress/nocompress bit for tapes
To: None <>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 11/13/1998 22:56:50
>Number:         6434
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       compress/nocompress bit for tapes
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    kern-bug-people (Kernel Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Nov 13 04:05:00 1998
>Originator:     Simon J. Gerraty
Zen Programming...
>Release:        1.3.2
System: NetBSD 1.3.2 NetBSD 1.3.2 (ZEN-PUC) #2: Sun Oct 18 18:37:34 EST 1998 i386

This is a request for enhancment (at Matthew Jacob's suggestion).

Just as there is a reserved bit in the tape device minor number to
control rewind/norewind, it would be very handy to have a bit that
controls whether compression is enabled or not.