SUMMARY: st_conf.c entry for Archive Python DDS drive

From: Stephen Potter (
Date: Sun Mar 19 1995 - 19:10:29 CST

Original question:
> Does anyone have either a contact number or the st_conf.c entry for an
> Archive Python DDS2 DAT drive. Here's what shows up when I boot the
> system:
> st5: <Vendor 'ARCHIVE ' Product 'Python 28388-XXX'>
> st5: Generic Drive, Vendor=<ARCHIVE >
> Unknown type- assuming 0.25 inch cartridge
> Fixed record length (512 byte blocks) I/O
> Or, is there a master st_conf, similar to the master format list for disks?

Thanks to:
Nate Itkin (
Pell Emanuelsson (
Jeffrey Marans (
Lee Lindley (

The answers are:
See 1993/08 summaries. Jeffrey pointed this out to me, and was nice enough
to copy it to me. Thanks! I would have checked there first, but I don't
have easy FTP access (have to go to another machine, which is unconnected
from local network).

/* Archive Python 4mm 2GB drive */
        "Archive Python 4mm Helical Scan", 14, "ARCHIVE Python",
        ST_TYPE_PYTHON, 1024,
        5000, 5000,
        { 0x00, 0x8C, 0x8C, 0x8C },
        { 0, 0, 0, 0 }

One other response had ST_AUTODEN_OVERRIDE, with a comment of auto-density
device. I'm not sure what this one is.

Also, Nate pointed out that you also have to change
/sys/scsi/targets/stdef.h to include

#define ST_TYPE_PYTHON 0x2c

and /sys/scsi/targets/mtio.h (actually, on my system this was installed in
/sys/sys/mtio.h) to include

#define MT_ISPYTHON 0x2c

Thanks to all.


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