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CONFIG_S390_TAPE_BLOCK: Support for tape block devices

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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_S390_TAPE_BLOCK has multiple definitions:

Support for tape block devices found in drivers/s390/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_S390_TAPE_BLOCK:

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Select this option if you want to access your channel-attached tape devices using the block device interface. This interface is similar to CD-ROM devices on other platforms. The tapes can only be accessed read-only when using this interface. Have a look at Documentation/s390/TAPE for further information about creating volumes for and using this interface. It is safe to say "Y" here.

Support for tape block devices found in drivers/s390/char/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_S390_TAPE_BLOCK:

Help text

Select this option if you want to access your channel-attached tape devices using the block device interface. This interface is similar to CD-ROM devices on other platforms. The tapes can only be accessed read-only when using this interface. Have a look at Documentation/s390/TAPE for further information about creating volumes for and using this interface. It is safe to say "Y" here.

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