[Stgt-devel] Dealing with filemarks in SSC ...

Richard Sharpe realrichardsharpe
Wed Jul 30 01:44:56 CEST 2008

I have been looking at this issue of filemarks in SSC, and it seems to
me that there are a couple of questions that need to be answered.

For example, if there are two file marks on a tape, or even three, and
you write records onto the tape and overwrite one of the file marks,
in some sense the drive should still be able to seek to the old second
filemark (now the first filemark) ... and reliably recover the third
file on the tape.

I don't know if any software depends on that behavior, though.

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