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Bug 454830 - LTC:4.8:201707:Include a new driver - lin_tape - for supporting the IBM Tape Library.
Summary: LTC:4.8:201707:Include a new driver - lin_tape - for supporting the IBM Tape ...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel
Version: 4.8
Hardware: ppc64
OS: All
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Red Hat Kernel Manager
QA Contact: Martin Jenner
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-10 04:20 UTC by IBM Bug Proxy
Modified: 2008-07-21 12:50 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-07-10 20:07:04 UTC
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IBM Linux Technology Center 46249 None None None Never

Description IBM Bug Proxy 2008-07-10 04:20:59 UTC
=Comment: #0=================================================
Emily J. Ratliff <> - 2008-07-09 17:31 EDT
1. Feature Id:	[201707]
Feature Name:	Include a new driver - lin_tape - for supporting the IBM Tape Library.
Sponsor:	PPC
Category:	Device Drivers and IO
Request Type:	Driver - New - Open Source

2. Short Description
lin_tape is a newly open sourced driver for supporting IBM's tape libraries. This driver is planned
to be submitted to for inclusion in 3Q/08.

3. Business Case
IBM tape libraries used to be supported via proprietary binaries online. This is to convert the
support from proprietary to the open source distributor release model for better customer support.

4. Sponsor Priority	1
IBM Confidential:	no
Code Contribution:	IBM code
Upstream Acceptance:	In Progress
Component Version Target:	TBD
Performance Assistance:	

5. PM Contact:	Stephanie Glass,, 512-838-9284

6. Technical contact(s):
Daisy Chang,

7. LTC Manager: Wendel Voigt,

Comment 1 John Jarvis 2008-07-10 20:07:04 UTC
This feature does not meet the content definition for RHEL 4.8 in that no new
drivers are going to be added to this release, only updates to existing drivers.

Comment 2 IBM Bug Proxy 2008-07-21 12:50:36 UTC
------- Comment From 2008-07-21 08:44 EDT-------
Quiing this bug to match Red Hat.

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