HP 7970E - interest to split?

Stefan Skoglund stefan.skoglund at agj.net
Sat Sep 30 10:50:36 CDT 2017

fre 2017-09-29 klockan 12:52 -0400 skrev Paul Koning via cctalk: 
> > On Sep 29, 2017, at 12:33 PM, Jon Elson via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> > 
> > On 09/29/2017 10:56 AM, Henk Gooijen via cctalk wrote:
> >> 
> >> 
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> >> On a related note my plan is to make a USB-based, Pertec-compatible
> >> controller for it. Not sure how SimH connects with peripherals so I'm
> >> /very/ eager to talk with someone familiar with its workings. I'll also
> >> release all the board files and firmware as open-source. Timeline as always
> >> is completely unknown, though I do have a now-vested interest in making it
> >> work.
> It looks like it only handles tape container files (.TAP files) right now.  But the machinery basically has a tape emulation module (sim_tape.c) which has a number of functions roughly corresponding to what a tape drive does (read forward, write tape mark, rewind, etc.).  It doesn't look like a terribly hard task to support a real tape drive as another "container file format".  One question I can think of is how OS-dependent raw SCSI access is.
> The approach would be somewhat similar to the disk support in SIMH, which does already have "RAW" as one of the formats, meaning direct access to a real disk.

RAW disk does that also includes using a zfs/fc/iscsi volume as disk ?
It should considering they appear as sd{a-z} on the host.

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