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SubjectRe: time for some drivers to be removed?
On Tue, Aug 05, 2003 at 03:35:10PM +0200, Mikael Pettersson wrote:
> ftape-4.04? That's been a non-integrated external package for ages and ages.
> I doubt there's been any updates in it for 2.5/2.6 kernels.

Is there a good reason why it wasn't / isn't integrated?

> Given how few still use these antiques (my "fast" Conner/Seagate drive gives
> 150KBps backup speed, wow!) I think simply maintaining status quo is the most
> reasonable use of peoples' time.

The problem is that 2.6 doesn't maintain the status quo - it's no longer
possible to use ftape on a SMP workstation.



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"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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