Control Path failover support for tape libraries

Note: The library control path failover feature code must be installed before control path failover support is enabled in the Linux® lin_tape device driver. Refer toAutomatic failover to determine which feature code is required for your machine type.

The Linux lin_tape device driver control path failover support configures multiple physical control paths to the same logical library within the device driver. It also provides automatic failover to an alternative control path when a permanent error occurs on one path. This support is transparent to the running application.