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21440C

Category: disk I/O enhancements

INT 21 - Greg Shenaut ASPITAPE.SYS - INTERFACE

	AX = 440Ch
	BX = device handle
	CH = category code
	    07h tape (ASPITAPE.SYS)
	CL = function
	    01h "mtop" - perform tape operation
	    02h "mtget" - get tape status
	    03h ignore end-of-tape errors
	    04h enable end-of-tape errors
	DS:DX -> parameter block (see #01554,#01555)
Return: CF set on error
	    AX = error code (see #01680 at AH=59h/BX=0000h)
	CF clear if successful
	    DS:DX -> data block
Notes:	This device driver is a simple DOS interface to the Adaptec Advanced
	  SCSI Programming Interface (ASPI).  It provides the following device
	  names as access to the SCSI tape, 'RMTx' (rewind on close) and
	  'NRMTx' (NO rewind on close) where x can go from 0 to 3.  There may
	  also be the following names 'MTx' and 'NMTx' which default to 1024
	  byte blocks.	The names may also have a '$' appended to try and make
	  them unique from file names of 'RMT0' etc.
	once opend these devices must be put into RAW mode
SeeAlso: AX=4402h"ASPI"


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