Re: SCSI Autoloaders

Jon Lewis (
Wed, 9 Jul 1997 04:24:39 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 9 Jul 1997, B. James Phillippe wrote:

> Greetings,
> I have been poking around in the manpages for mt(1) and st(4), and
> linux/drivers/scsi/, and I don't see any ioctl for switching
> tapes in an autoloader. I recently purchased a Seagate 4586NP SCSI-2 DAT
> autoloader recognized as:
> Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
> Vendor: ARCHIVE Model: Python 28849-XXX Rev: 5.AC
> Type: Sequential-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02

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MTX - SCSI Tape Attached Medium Changer Control Program

Version 1.0 Beta for Linux


7 March 1997

Leonard N. Zubkoff
Dandelion Digital

Copyright 1997 by Leonard N. Zubkoff <>


The MTX program controls the robotic mechanism in DDS Autoloaders such as
the Seagate 4586NP (Archive Python 28849-XXX). ...

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