Subject: Re: kern/6434: compress/nocompress bit for tapes
To: Simon J. Gerraty <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 11/13/1998 12:02:20
On Fri, 13 Nov 1998, Simon J. Gerraty wrote:

: 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.

What's wrong with "mt compress 1"/"mt compress 0"?

The problem, of course, now lies in the fact that mt already has this
capability, and what would mt's actions mean on a device which has a
"compression enabled" bit as opposed to a "compression disabled" bit?

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.