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SubjectRe: issues with ide-tape under 2.4.x and with 2.2.x+ide patches
On Thu, Nov 02 2000, Mike Dresser wrote:
> I'm currently running 2.4.0test10, running backups onto an IDE HP 7/14
> gb drive. Using tar -cpvf /dev/ht0 myfiles backs up fine, no errors.
>
> But..
>
> promise:~# tar -tf /dev/ht0
> tar: /dev/ht0: Cannot read: Input/output error
> tar: At beginning of tape, quitting now
> tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
>
> and from dmesg:
> ide-tape: ht0: I/O error, pc = 1e, key = 5, asc = 20, ascq = 0
> ide-tape: ht0: I/O error, pc = 8, key = 5, asc = 2c, ascq = 0
> ide-tape: ht0: I/O error, pc = 1e, key = 5, asc = 20, ascq = 0
>
> (normal, i get those cause of the lock drive/unlock drive, which the
> drive doesn't support)

Interesting, and this is test10? I submitted a patch for test10 to
not attempt prevent-removal commands in the ide-tape drives that
do not support it. If this is indeed test10, that would mean that
the HP drive misreports that capability. It'd be nice to know.

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* Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>
* SuSE Labs
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