Driver parameters and special device files

The driver parameters are not changed for the lin_tape driver. However, it is important that the module parameters, such as alternate_pathingand dpf_keys, must now be applied to the lin_tape module, instead of the IBMtape module. For example, in the /etc/modprobe.conf or /etc/modprobe.conf.local file (or, if you are running RHEL 6 or higher, the /etc/modprobe.d/lin_tape.conf file), add the following line for LTO library's path failover:

options lin_tape alternate_pathing=1 dpf_keys="abcdefghijklmnop" 

abckdefghijklmnop is an example of a data path failover feature key.

The special device files for the lin_tape driver are the same as for the IBMtape driver. Refer to Special files for the tape device and Special files for the Medium Changer device for details on special device files.