Category Archives: Change Log


mhvtl-2012-08-01.tgz / mhvtl-1.4-0: – New features vtltape: Make the backoff algrithm value configurable Default media belonging to a library in a subdir Add default “Home directory” entry in device.conf – Personality module updates Allow ‘default’ module to load all media R/W Add IBM half-hight INQUIRY string match vtltape: Update log entry regarding media capacity depending on capabiliti Initial commit of… Read More »


mhvtl-2012-06-15.tgz / mhvtl-1.3-0: Move on-disk functions into its own shared lib ( Improve IBM & HP LTO emulation of Inquiry VPD pages Add ability to call external commands when moving media Toggle APPEND ONLY mode from user-space via ‘vtlcmd’


mhvtl-2012-04-04.tgz / mhvtl-1.2-3: Fix segfault when using AIT4 emulation and Security Protocol IN/OUT was attempted Add more descriptive log messages for LOG & MODE pages


mhvtl-2012-03-22.tgz / mhvtl-1.2-2: Changed defaults so fifo is not enabled. If fifo not used, it will block writing process (i.e. hang daemons) Improved MODE SELECT / SENSE to support ‘changeable field bitmaps Started implementing ALLOW OVERWRITE support (incomplete) Fixed INQUIRY string match for STK T10000A


mhvtl-2012-01-21.tgz / mhvtl-1.2-1: Add selectable compression type lzo or existing zlib Add timestamps to ‘state notification’ messages note: These changes mean you need lzo-devel package installed to compile 1.2-x


mhvtl-2012-01-20.tgz / mhvtl-1.2-0: Never released – memory leak bug identified before posting.


mhvtl-2011-12-24.tgz / mhvtl-1.1-1: Clean up IPC resources when finished with them Simplify fifo reference counting Start including Scientific Linux patches (Still need to include kmod RPM) Fix ‘make install’ on Ubuntu Various log message cleanups


mhvtl-2011-10-09.tgz / mhvtl-1.1-0: Add ‘real time notification’ via a named pipe. vtltape & vtllibrary now take an optional ‘-f <named pipe>’ Any chance of state within the daemon will be sent to the named pipe ready for use-application consumption. Log Sense page 0x0c (SEQUENTIAL ACCESS DEVICE PAGE) now updates wit valid data. MODE SENSE for LTO devices now… Read More »


mhvtl-2011-09-11.tgz / mhvtl-1.0-1: – Added mode page 25h (vendor specific) for IBM LTO3/4/5 This allows the Windows IBM Tape Driver to load correctly (connected via iSCSI) Attempt to correct file permission/ownership when media is created manually A HUP signal to the vtllibrary daemon will cause it to re-read its config from the /etc/mhvtl/library_contents.XX file. (So you can change… Read More »


mhvtl-2011-09-04.tgz / mhvtl-1.0-0: Re-worked MODE SENSE/SELECT data structures into a linked list. Re-worked LOG SENSE/SELECT data structures into a linked list. Added support for sub-page MODE information. Added STK 9×40 drive emulations. Removed dead code from kernel driver. Add working REPORT DENSITY support to the SSC. This change required the personality modules to define the list of support… Read More »