SCSI Tape Emulator
cmhanson at eschatologist.net
Mon Oct 10 20:19:01 CDT 2016
On Oct 10, 2016, at 6:11 PM, Josh Dersch <derschjo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 10/10/16 5:40 PM, Charles Anthony wrote:
>> On Mon, Oct 10, 2016 at 4:49 PM, Rich Alderson <
>> RichA at livingcomputermuseum.org> wrote:
>>> From: Charles Anthony
>>> Sent: Monday, October 10, 2016 12:53 PM
>>> Correction: .tap format uses 4 byte counters, in little-endian order.
>>> Order is not relevant for the EOF tape marks, of course, since they're
>>> 4 bytes of 0.
>> Stupid memory of mine. Sigh. Anyway, IIUC, the SCSI2SD is like $70; the
>> firmware appears to be closed, but I wonder if an NDA with them would allow
>> adding tape emulation capability to their code base? (Given that I have no
>> knowledge of how SCSI2D works inside, I may be vastly underestimating the
>> scope of the project.)
>> -- Charles
> The SCSI2SD firmware (and hardware) are open source, see the "Files" section of the scsi2sd site for the git repo information.
> Additionally, the guy behind the project is very receptive to feature requests and bug reports...
I was going to point this out as well.
My only misgiving would be whether SCSI2SD prior to v6 is powerful or fast enough for any particular use, not whether sufficient resources are available to hack it.
-- who still needs a JTAG cable to reprogram the boot loader on his bricked SCSI2SD
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