"tar tfv /dev/cd0" speedup patch
kientzle at freebsd.org
Fri Feb 19 05:02:33 UTC 2010
Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 07:34:59PM +0100, Juergen Lock wrote:
>> Ok here is a new version of the patch with these things fixed and the
>> Linux case added: (Linux case not tested yet, and yes I did this on
> Why the check at all? Shouldn't devices that don't allow seek fail that?
> E.g. for devices, just try to seek ahead and fallback to normal reading?
That was the initial implementation in libarchive, but
I had a number of reports of that not working for
tape drives. I recently dug out and connected an
old DDS drive I had in the closet, so I should
probably try again and see if I misunderstood
something along the way.
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