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SCSI and TCL

Posted by solomon (solomon), 23 September 2003
Hello All,

Does anybody know about SCSI extension to TCL? I need to be able to send low level SCSI commands (like inquery/read10/read16 etc) from TCL.

Any help will be appreciated.

Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 23 September 2003
Goodness - what on earth are you doing?   I would tend to look at hooking in some C routines to Tcl and using Tcl as the controlling command language - the sort of thing that Tcl was designed for.   I don't personally know of anyone who's done it with SCSI already though

Posted by solomon (solomon), 24 September 2003
Hi Graham,

Thanks for the answer.

I try to have a multiplatform tool to test SCSI low level. I do have some "home made" C library that implements such commands and it is hooked with tcl. Two problems with that: 1. The library is not complete and doesn't cover the whole range of commands. 2. Non-portable.
I already have quite a few scripts written on this "hooked" tcl, so if I could find some standard extension, it'd be very helpful.

Thanks,
Solomon.

Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 24 September 2003
I would persevre with your C;  sorry - but device drivers are not going to be portable across operating systems.  I know it would be nice if someone had already written complete different suites for each major OS, but if they have I haven't come across it .... but then, I'm a specialist on open source languages and not SCSI  



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