TU-58 support under Unix

Aaron Jackson aaron at aaronsplace.co.uk
Sun Feb 3 14:41:51 CST 2019

TU-58 support wouldn't need to be in the kernel, it could easily run in
user space. Perhaps someone had written an application in user-space to
dump TU-58 tapes.


Bill Gunshannon via cctalk writes:

> Here's a question for someone who has been around long enough to
> remember.
> Why did none of the available PDP-11 Unixes support the TU-58?
> I have looked at Ultrix-11, V7M and BSD 2.11 (didn't try 2.9
> but I suspect if it isn't in 2.11 it wasn't in 2.9) and none
> of them had support for the TU-58.  Seems to me it would have
> been a rather simple device to handle as it ran over a serial
> line.
> bill

Aaron Jackson - M6PIU

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