In case anyone is interested, I've just submitted three send-pr's.
kern/5274 diffs, fixed SCSI tape support for setting compression,
mt comp 0/1 now works.
bin/5276 diffs, mt command now reports compression status
kern/5275 diffs, ch device now supports volume label extraction
(for tape libraries with bar-code readers). chio also
adjusted to request and printf extended info.
Everything is relative to 2.2.5. The diffs are also available on my
site at: http://www.backplane.com/FreeBSD/
I figure this may be of use to people who'd like to use the mt comp
command or have tape libraries with integrated bar-code readers so I'm
Matthew Dillon Engineering, BEST Internet Communications, Inc.