Re: Q: How do backup tapes know to span?
From: Alan Kilian (kilian_at_raceme.UUCP)
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 18:19:47 GMT
On an ancient Cray system, I read a status bit from the IMB tape
controller and it told me if I was at End Of Tape (EOT) or not.
I suspect the tape-device device driver has an ioctl() function
to read the status bits somehow, but that's just a guess.
-- - Alan Kilian <kilian(at)pobox.com> Director of Bioinformatics, TimeLogic Corporation 763-449-7622