Is it possible to have SCSI passthrough?

Support and general discussion.
Post Reply
dmitrybrant
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed 23 Jan, 2019 3:30 pm
Contact:

Is it possible to have SCSI passthrough?

Post by dmitrybrant » Wed 08 May, 2019 12:22 am

I see that PCem can emulate a SCSI adapter, so would it be possible to pass through the SCSI traffic to the actual host SCSI bus? (at least on Linux, where we can read/write to the SCSI device, e.g. /dev/sg0)

Here's my use case:
I have a binary dump of a tape that contains data on it, but I'm not able to decode its format, and therefore can't extract any files from it. I do, however, know that it was written using a very specific software for DOS, which I can run in the emulator. Within Linux, I can also emulate a SCSI tape drive (at the kernel level) and "load" the data into it. All I need is for the emulator (running DOS) to be able to communicate with the "real" SCSI hardware that will feed it the tape contents. Is this possible?

Post Reply