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Date:      Mon, 1 May 1995 10:06:57 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Mark Hittinger <>
Subject:   Re: formatting a scsi disk (fwd)
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> It turns out that commands with no data have never worked via "scsi"
> (yikes).  That is fixed in -current, and I'm on to two new problems:
> 1. We need to be able to specify the timeout (the default is 2
> seconds, which is not going to work well for formatting your disks)

Bear in mind that scsi DAT tapes can be "formatted" and "partitioned".
SCSI tapes can also be rewound/ejected/erased with commands that
don't contain data - and those commands often take a lot longer than
2 seconds.


Mark Hittinger

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