Reading 9-track tapes in Linux
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Mon Jul 4 18:48:36 CDT 2005
> It's not right. You might be able to get away with the exceptions for
> stubs to devices if the wires from the terminator to the device and the
> open connector are short enough, but that seems unlikely to me,
> especially since I think the maximum stub length for that exception is
> something like three inches.
As a general point you should never try to 'get away with things' like
this. This applies IMHO to all areas of hardware -- if you do things like
this they will come back to 'bite' you when you least want problems. I
would put everything right (e.g. not have stubs on a SCSI bus) and then
try to sort out remaining problems, knowing that they're genuine
problems, not caused by misuse of hardware.
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