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SubjectRe: Question on SCSI Tape Changer Status
On Wed, Nov 15, 2000 at 10:32:19AM -0600, George R. Kasica wrote:
> I've got an HP 4mm DAT Autochanger here (Scsi detection shown below
> >from boot)...what I'm wondering is this: Is there a way to tell WHICH
> ONE of the 6 tapes is in the actual tape drive from the OS? And if so,
> a way to make it load a specific tape (1-6 or maybe 0-5 I'm not sure

There's a kernel patch along with userspace ustils at (scsi-changer)
that exactly does what you want. I use it with 2.2.18pre_something at
work but a 2.4 patch is also provided. It works great with our DLT-loader.

I wonder why this still isn't in the mainline kernel though....

> Oct 26 22:20:27 eagle kernel: Vendor: HP Model: C1553A
> Rev:NS01
> Oct 26 22:20:27 eagle kernel: Type: Medium Changer
The patch makes this /dev/sch0

> ANSI SCSI revision: 02
> Oct 26 22:20:27 eagle kernel: Detected scsi generic sg2 at scsi0,
> channel 0, id 3, lun 1


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