Subject: Re: kern/6434: compress/nocompress bit for tapes
To: Simon J. Gerraty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; Bus. email@example.com)