Stateless tape model

Ralph Weber ralphoweber at CompuServe.COM
Sat Aug 26 12:50:55 PDT 2000


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* Ralph Weber <ralphoweber at compuserve.com>
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JoeBre at exabyte.com wrote:

>
> (4 or 6?) byte absolute LBAs should be 8 byte:
>

8 byte LBAs, absolutely.  If larger CDBs are needed, let's find the operation codes and do it.

>
> 3.5 - SPACE(10)...

>

If the base model for stateless tapes is disks, then the SEEK is the right verb.

>
> Perhaps we should define a new Device Type identifier for Stateless Stream Device.
>

By all means a new Device Type seems in order.

Thanks.

Ralph...




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