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SubjectRe: The survival of ide-scsi in 2.6.x
On 2003.12.28 23:57, Pete Zaitcev wrote:
> > I need ide-scsi to survive. Why? I maintain osst, a driver for
> > OnStream tape drives, which need special handling. These drives
> > exist in SCSI, ATAPI, USB and IEEE1394 versions.
>
> > One high-level driver, osst, handles all of them, and that's how
> > it should be, right? For ATAPI, it relies on ide-scsi.
> >
> > (By the way, ide-tape contains code for the ATAPI version, the
> > DI-30, but that code is old and has serveral known problems -
> > I'd like to see it removed - or at least deprecated - I will do
> > that myself later if people want me to.)
>
> Based on my expirience with ide-tape, I would rather have it
> killed instead. One neat trick to appease enemies of ide-scsi
> might be to rename it into ide-scsi into ide-tape-bis.
> Might even add DSC bit handling... But the ide-tape is too
> ugly to live for sure.

I would agree, but would that get any people in trouble? That is,
are there any IDE tape drives currently supported by ide-tape,
that are not compatble with ide-scsi plus st?

Thanks, Willem Riede.
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