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SubjectRe: ATAPI Seagate CTT8000 on Kernel 2.0.36
Thanks... I've dumped the Seagate TR4 tape drive and bought a SCSI 4mm DAT... Just walked my
eyes and hands through it and its working ...

Juan Casero wrote:

> On Tue, 23 Mar 1999, Barry Treahy wrote:
>
> I can't comment on what others have experienced but I can say that the 2.2.x
> kernels for me have not been a problem. There are some minor bugs to be sure
> but they are more of a nuisance than anything serious. Moving over to the 2.2.x
> kernels have not impeded me in any way. I followed the instructions for the
> new kernel upgrades to the letter. I expect deviations from it might cause
> problems. In either case I do not recommend you install the new kernel unless
> you are in fron of the machine. Your situation is risky and if you're not
> careful you may end up with a server or workstation that won't boot. Unless it
> is absolutely critical I recommend you hold off trying to fix the tape or any
> other issue until you get back to England or have someone else over there do
> it for you.
>
> Good Luck......
>
> >Perhaps I didn't mention it, but the machine is in
> England and I'm in Arizona!!! I'm >not real excited about making a major jump
> in the kernel and I've been watching the >list intently for the past months and
> since 2.2 was released, I do not get the feeling >that it is rock-solid. For
> those that might be wondering, yes, this is the exact same >machine that I'm
> having problems with the Out of File Descriptors and the postings >associated
> with it. >
> >The I/O errors listed with the dmesg came from various tar and mt rewind attempts... I
> >didn't expect different results with the retension command nor did I get them.
> >
> >Thanks.
> >
> >Barry
> >
> >Juan Casero wrote:
> >
> >> Are you using RedHat 5.2? If so then you should consider moving over to kernel
> >> 2.2.x. I currently use kernel 2.2.3 on a RedHat 5.2 system and am able to
> >> reliable write data to and receive data from my IDE tape drive using SCSI
> >> emulation. However, I don't use SCSI emulation for the other EIDE devices.
> >> Things like my hard drives and cdroms I use the EIDE drivers.
> >>
> >> Put a tape in the drive and then issue the command:
> >>
> >> $mt -f /dev/st0 reten
> >>
> >> That should retension the tape and test the communications between the drive
> >> and the driver. Post any messages you get.
> >>
> >> Juan
> >>
> >> On Tue, 23 Mar 1999, Barry Treahy wrote:
> >> >Juan and all... I just rebuilt the kernel with SCSI emulation for the tape drive
> >> >and I've included the dmesg which shows that it is recognized, but I'm still
> >> >getting errors, now SCSI rather than the errors from native ATAPI. Can anyone
> >> >offer 2 cents as to whether these errors are an indication of a failed device,
> >> >incorrectly configured kernel (my fault), perhaps a bad SCSI emulation or what?
> >> >
> >> >TIA
> >> >
> >> >Barry
> >> >
> >> >mml1:~# dmesg
> >> >8k kernel code, 384k reserved, 792k data)
> >> >Swansea University Computer Society NET3.035 for Linux 2.0
> >> >NET3: Unix domain sockets 0.13 for Linux NET3.035.
> >> >Swansea University Computer Society TCP/IP for NET3.034
> >> >IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP
> >> >VFS: Diskquotas version dquot_5.6.0 initialized
> >> >Checking 386/387 coupling... Ok, fpu using exception 16 error reporting.
> >> >Checking 'hlt' instruction... Ok.
> >> >Linux version 2.0.36 (root@mml1) (gcc version 2.7.2.3) #1 Tue Mar 23 16:39:04 GM
> >> >T 1999
> >> >Starting kswapd v 1.4.2.2
> >> >Serial driver version 4.13 with no serial options enabled
> >> >tty00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
> >> >tty01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
> >> >PS/2 auxiliary pointing device detected -- driver installed.
> >> >hda: FX240S, ATAPI CDROM drive
> >> >hdb: SEAGATE STT8000-A, ATAPI TAPE drive - enabling SCSI emulation
> >> >ATAPI overlap supported: No
> >> >ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
> >> >Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
> >> >FDC 0 is a National Semiconductor PC87306
> >> >(scsi0) <Adaptec AHA-294X Ultra SCSI host adapter> found at PCI 11/0
> >> >(scsi0) Wide Channel, SCSI ID=7, 16/255 SCBs
> >> >(scsi0) Warning - detected auto-termination
> >> >(scsi0) Please verify driver detected settings are correct.
> >> >(scsi0) If not, then please properly set the device termination
> >> >(scsi0) in the Adaptec SCSI BIOS by hitting CTRL-A when prompted
> >> >(scsi0) during machine bootup.
> >> >(scsi0) Cables present (Int-50 NO, Int-68 YES, Ext-68 NO)
> >> >(scsi0) Downloading sequencer code... 419 instructions downloaded
> >> >scsi0 : Adaptec AHA274x/284x/294x (EISA/VLB/PCI-Fast SCSI) 5.1.4/3.2.4
> >> > <Adaptec AHA-294X Ultra SCSI host adapter>
> >> >scsi1 : SCSI host adapter emulation for IDE ATAPI devices
> >> >scsi : 2 hosts.
> >> > Vendor: SEAGATE Model: ST34371W Rev: 0360
> >> > Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
> >> >Detected scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
> >> > Vendor: IBM Model: DCAS-34330W Rev: S65A
> >> > Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
> >> >Detected scsi disk sdb at scsi0, channel 0, id 1, lun 0
> >> > Vendor: SEAGATE Model: STT8000-A Rev: 2.11
> >> > Type: Sequential-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
> >> >Detected scsi tape st0 at scsi1, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
> >> >scsi : detected 1 SCSI tape 2 SCSI disks total.
> >> >(scsi0:0:0:0) Synchronous at 20.0 Mbyte/sec, offset 8.
> >> >SCSI device sda: hdwr sector= 512 bytes. Sectors= 8496960 [4148 MB] [4.1 GB]
> >> >(scsi0:0:1:0) Synchronous at 20.0 Mbyte/sec, offset 8.
> >> >SCSI device sdb: hdwr sector= 512 bytes. Sectors= 8467200 [4134 MB] [4.1 GB]
> >> >PPP: version 2.2.0 (dynamic channel allocation)
> >> >TCP compression code copyright 1989 Regents of the University of California
> >> >PPP Dynamic channel allocation code copyright 1995 Caldera, Inc.
> >> >PPP line discipline registered.
> >> >SLIP: version 0.8.4-NET3.019-NEWTTY (dynamic channels, max=256).
> >> >CSLIP: code copyright 1989 Regents of the University of California.
> >> >3c59x.c:v0.99H 11/17/98 Donald Becker
> >> >http://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/linux/drivers/vortex.html
> >> >eth0: 3Com 3c905 Boomerang 100baseTx at 0xff00, 00:60:08:27:45:ab, IRQ 9
> >> > 8K word-wide RAM 3:5 Rx:Tx split, autoselect/MII interface.
> >> > MII transceiver found at address 24, status 786d.
> >> > Enabling bus-master transmits and whole-frame receives.
> >> >Partition check:
> >> > sda: sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4 < sda5 sda6 sda7 >
> >> > sdb: sdb1
> >> >VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
> >> >Adding Swap: 66556k swap-space (priority -1)
> >> >Unable to load NLS charset cp437(nls_cp437)
> >> >st0: Error with sense data: extra data not valid Current error st09:00: sense key
> >> >Illegal Request
> >> >Additional sense indicates Invalid command operation code
> >> >st0: Error with sense data: extra data not valid Deferred error st09:00: sense key
> >> >Hardware Error
> >> >st0: Error with sense data: extra data not valid Current error st09:00: sense key
> >> >Illegal Request
> >> >Additional sense indicates Invalid command operation code
> >> >st0: Error with sense data: extra data not valid Current error st09:00: sense key
> >> >Hardware Error
> >> >mml1:~#
> >> >
> >> >Juan Casero wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> On Mon, 22 Mar 1999, Barry Treahy wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> I have an HP Colorado 2.5/5.0 GB IDE ATAPI tape drive. When I used the
> >> >> ide-tape driver in the kernel I saw the exact same error messages. I have
> >> >> recently moved over to SCSI emulation for IDE Tape drives. You can get more
> >> >> information about this by posting to linux-tape@vger.rutgers.edu. For what
> >> >> it's worth I think the problem is with the tape driver and not with the drive.
> >> >>
> >> >> Cheers
> >> >>
> >> >> >>Are there any type of diagnostics that I can run for an IDE tape
> >> >> drive >or is anyone aware of problems with this type of configuration and
> >> >> >Linux? The kernel is 2.0.36 with a Seagate CTT8000 which is a 4GB TR4
> >> >> >type tape drive in a Gateway box. The system has been running for about
> >> >> >18 months and the drive runs fine for about 5-7 months, and then we
> >> >> >start getting various errors like:
> >> >> >
> >> >> >mml1:/usr/adm# tar -tvf /dev/ht0
> >> >> >tar: Cannot open /dev/ht0: I/O error
> >> >> >tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
> >> >> >mml1:/usr/adm# mt -f /dev/ht0 rewind
> >> >> >/dev/ht0: I/O error
> >> >> >
> >> >> >We swap tapes, old and new, clean the drive and nothing seems to resolve
> >> >> >the problem other than swapping the drive out. I'm not a fan of TR4's
> >> >> >but I have two SCSI versions of this same drive, CTT8000S, in a SCO and
> >> >> >(excuse me) NT machine and though I have had to swap out the SCO drive
> >> >> >once, the NT has been fine.
> >> >> >
> >> >> >The real pain is that GW is of NO help when we contact their support
> >> >> >line to replace a swap because we're not running WIN 95 or 98 on their
> >> >> >machine. It takes weeks of fighting with these people everytime to get
> >> >> >a replacement. I just want to make sure that there isn't something else
> >> >> >that I'm missing...
> >> >> >
> >> >> >TIA
> >> >> >
> >> >> >Barry
> >> >> >
> >> >>
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> >> >> --
> >> >> Juan Casero
> >> >> email: casero@bellsouth.net
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