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LOADERINFO(1)						      General Commands Manual						     LOADERINFO(1)

NAME
loaderinfo - report SCSI tape device info SYNOPSIS
loaderinfo -f <scsi-generic-device> DESCRIPTION
The loaderinfo command reads various information from SCSI tape loaders. Its intended use is for high-level programs that are trying to decide what the capabilities of a device are. The following are printed: Element Address Assignment Page: This tells how many elements are in the loader, and what their raw hardware addresses are. Transport Geometry Descriptor Page: Will display whether media is invertible or not (usable with some optical jukeboxes for detirmining whether to "flip" media after writing to the first side). Device Capabilities Page Currently will only display whether we can transfer between slots (i.e. whether 'mtx transfer' works). Inquiry Page Aside from the normal inquiry info, will also print out whether we have a bar code reader (for loaders that support the Exabyte extension for reporting presense of said reader). OPTIONS
The first argument, given following -f , is the SCSI generic device corresponding to your tape loader. Consult your operating system's documentation for more information (for example, under Linux these are generally start at /dev/sg0 under FreeBSD these start at /dev/pass0). Under FreeBSD, 'camcontrol devlist' will tell you what SCSI devices you have, along with which 'pass' device controls them. Under Linux, "cat /proc/scsi/scsi" will tell you what SCSI devices you have. Under Solaris 8, find /devices -name '*changer*' will display the device names for your attached changers. Make sure to configure your 'sgen' driver first. BUGS AND LIMITATIONS
This program has only been tested on Linux with a limited number of loaders (Ecrix Autopack, Exabyte 220). AVAILABILITY
loaderinfo is currently being maintained by Eric Lee Green <eric@badtux.org> formerly of Enhanced Software Technologies Inc. The 'mtx' home page is http://mtx.sourceforge.net and the actual code is currently available there and via CVS from http://sourceforge.net/projects/mtx/ . SEE ALSO
mt(1),tapeinfo(1),mtx(1) LOADERINFO1.0 LOADERINFO(1)

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TAPEINFO(1)						      General Commands Manual						       TAPEINFO(1)

NAME
tapeinfo - report SCSI tape device info SYNOPSIS
tapeinfo -f <scsi-generic-device> DESCRIPTION
The tapeinfo command reads various information from SCSI tape drives that is not generally available via most vendors' tape drivers. It issues raw commands directly to the tape drive, using either the operating system's SCSI generic device ( e.g. /dev/sg0 on Linux, /dev/pass0 on FreeBSD) or the raw SCSI I/O ioctl on a tape device on some operating systems. One good time to use 'tapeinfo' is immediately after a tape i/o operation has failed. On tape drives that support HP's 'tapealert' API, 'tapeinfo' will report a more exact description of what went wrong. Do be aware that 'tapeinfo' is not a substitute for your operating system's own 'mt' or similar tape driver control program. It is intended to supplement, not replace, programs like 'mt' that access your operating system's tape driver in order to report or set information. OPTIONS
The first argument, given following -f , is the SCSI generic device corresponding to your tape drive. Consult your operating system's doc- umentation for more information (for example, under Linux these are generally start at /dev/sg0 under FreeBSD these start at /dev/pass0). Under FreeBSD, 'camcontrol devlist' will tell you what SCSI devices you have, along with which 'pass' device controls them. Under Linux, "cat /proc/scsi/scsi" will tell you what SCSI devices you have. BUGS AND LIMITATIONS
This program has only been tested on Linux with a limited number of tape drives (HP DDS4, Seagate AIT). AVAILABILITY
tapeinfo is currently being maintained by Robert Nelson <robertnelson@users.sourceforge.net> as part of the 'mtx' suite of programs. The 'mtx' home page is http://mtx.sourceforge.net and the actual code is currently available there and via SVN from http://source- forge.net/projects/mtx. SEE ALSO
mt(1),mtx(1),scsitape(1),scsieject(1),loaderinfo(1) TAPEINFO1.0 TAPEINFO(1)
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