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SubjectRe: /dev/sch0 interface
On May 15,  6:35pm, "Jeff V. Merkey" wrote:
} Subject: Re: /dev/sch0 interface

> On Tue, May 15, 2001 at 11:44:23PM +0000, Thorsten Kranzkowski wrote:
> > On Tue, May 15, 2001 at 03:08:01PM -0600, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:

> > > Is anyone actuaslly using the /dev/sch0 interface for SCSI tape changers
> > > in Linux? I noticed that the device definitions are present, but I do not
> > > see any driver shipped in the standard base that actually uses it.

> >
> >
> > works very well here (needs a minor #include to compile correctly, though)
> >
> > I actually wonder why this isn't in the mainline kernel.

Just as a point of reference we are using this code to control a
couple of big StorageTek tape libraries (9710 and 9730). It has
worked flawlessly. It also supports reading the VOLID barcodes.

I would second the notion that it should go into the mainline sources
if the author is interested. Very useful utility in big IT shops
doing serious backup.

> > > Thanks
> > >
> > > Jeff

> > Thorsten

> Thanks.
> Jeff

Best regards from North Dakota.

}-- End of excerpt from "Jeff V. Merkey"

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