[PATCH]: variable blocksize for tapes

Corinna Vinschen vinschen@cygnus.com
Sun Jul 23 12:45:00 GMT 2000


I have checked in a patch to fhandler_dev_raw and fhandler_dev_tape
so that variable blocksize tapes are supported now on tape drives
which support that.

I would be glad if somebody can test it, too. As usual it works
"for me" but there may still be an error or two...

To switch a tape device to variable blocksize, you'll have to
set blocksize to 0. Since this isn't supported by my current
mt version 1.9, I have patched it and copied the new version
1.9.1 to


Thanks in advance,

Corinna Vinschen
Cygwin Developer
Cygnus Solutions, a Red Hat company

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