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SubjectRe: [RFC] New Driver Model for 2.5

> > The act of "suspend" should basically be: shut off the SCSI controller,
> > screw all devices, reset the bus on resume.
> >
> Doing so will create havoc on sequential devices, such as tape drives. If
> your system simply suspends, then all is well. Any data that isn't flushed
> yet is buffered inside the tapedrive. But when the system resumes and resets
> the SCSI bus, it will cause all data in the tape drive to be lost, and for
> most tape systems it will also re-position them at LBOT. Any running
> tar/dump/whatever tape process would not survive such a suspend-resume
> cycle.

Then there's something wrong with st.

Imagine EMI comes and SCSI gets reset. That should not mean tar
failing, right? So you have st broken in first place.
STOP THE WAR! Someone killed innocent Americans. That does not give
U.S. right to kill people in Afganistan.

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