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LOADERINFO(1)		    General Commands Manual		 LOADERINFO(1)

NAME
       loaderinfo - report SCSI	tape device info

SYNOPSIS
       loaderinfo -f <scsi-generic-device>

DESCRIPTION
       The  loaderinfo	command	reads various information from SCSI tape load-
       ers. Its	intended use is	for high-level programs	that are trying	to de-
       cide what the capabilities of a device are.

       The following are printed:

       Element Address Assignment Page:
		 This  tells  how  many	 elements  are in the loader, and what
		 their raw hardware addresses are.

       Transport Geometry Descriptor Page:
		 Will display whether media is invertible or not (usable  with
		 some  optical jukeboxes for detirmining whether to "flip" me-
		 dia after writing to the first	side).

       Device Capabilities Page
		 Currently will	only display whether we	can  transfer  between
		 slots (i.e.  whether 'mtx transfer' works).

       Inquiry Page
		 Aside	from  the  normal  inquiry  info,  will	also print out
		 whether we have a bar code reader (for	loaders	 that  support
		 the Exabyte extension for reporting presense of said reader).

OPTIONS
       The  first  argument,  given  following -f , is the SCSI	generic	device
       corresponding to	your tape loader.   Consult  your  operating  system's
       documentation  for more information (for	example, under Linux these are
       generally start at /dev/sg0 under FreeBSD these start at	/dev/pass0).

       Under FreeBSD, 'camcontrol devlist' will	tell you what SCSI devices you
       have,  along  with which	'pass' device controls them. Under Linux, "cat
       /proc/scsi/scsi"	will tell you what SCSI	devices	you  have.  Under  So-
       laris  8, find /devices -name '*changer*' will display the device names
       for your	attached changers. Make	sure to	configure your	'sgen'	driver
       first.

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS
       This  program  has  only	 been tested on	Linux with a limited number of
       loaders (Ecrix Autopack,	Exabyte	220).

AVAILABILITY
       loaderinfo is currently being maintained	by Robert  Nelson  <robertnel-
       son@users.sourceforge.net>  as part of the 'mtx'	suite of programs. The
       'mtx' home page is http://mtx.sourceforge.net and the  actual  code  is
       currently   available   there   and   via   SVN	 from	http://source-
       forge.net/projects/mtx.

SEE ALSO
       mt(1),tapeinfo(1),mtx(1)

				 LOADERINFO1.0			 LOADERINFO(1)

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