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SubjectRe: problem with ide-scsi and IDE tape drive
Pete Zaitcev wrote:
>
> > I originally found this under 2.2.19, and upgraded to 2.4.13 to see if
> > the problem was still there when running more recent code. It is.
>
> > mt -f $TAPE rewind
> > echo "tape 1" | dd conv=sync of=$TAPE bs=$hsize count=1
> >
> > for x in 1 2 3; do
> > mt -f $TAPE rewind
> > dd if=$TAPE of=/dev/null bs=$hsize
> > date
> > tar -c -b 20 -f $TAPE /boot
> > done
>
> Try "mt fsf" instead dd, see if that helps.
>
> -- Pete


dd is not guaranteed toposition you beyond the filemark after the first
record. You have to be positioned beyond the filemark to start writing.
Pete's suggestion is a good one. "mt fsf" will position the tape beyond
the filemark and writing to the tape should work at that point.

--
Khalid

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