Subject: Re: kern/6434: compress/nocompress bit for tapes
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 11/13/1998 13:11:36
Todd Vierling writes:
> 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"?

Why do we need rewinding devices when we have mt rew?