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SubjectRe: 2.2.18 IDE tape problem, with ide-scsi

Maybe you should check to find out which devices are supported and which
are not. HP messed up a good device class by doing something like a
modified TR-4 or TR-5; however, it may be a QIC157 that is better
supported under emulation.

On Tue, 27 Feb 2001, Mike Dresser wrote:

> Camm Maguire wrote:
>
> > Greetings! You are certainly right here, at least in part. The ide
> > patches for 2.2 definitely impair tape operation on these boxes.
> > There was a crude workaround suggested on this list to use the
> > ide-scsi driver -- this basically worked, but gave *many* error
> > messages in the kernel log, and was significantly less reliable than
> > stock 2.2.18. I'm still using ide-scsi out of inertia, but I suspect
> > that ide-tape might be just fine with stock 2.2.18 too. And when I
> > saw some support for the ALI chipset, the decision was clear to drop
> > the latest ide stuff.
> >
> > This has been the situation for some time. Is this going to be
> > resolved soon?
>
> Wish i knew, I'm praying that 2.2.19 hasn't/doesn't implement the ide patches like 2.4.x did. If so, and a major problem is found in
> 2.2.18, then I have to maintain another machine running 2.2.18 to restore tapes. Also means i'd have to stop using taper or dump,
> and stick to tar only, as both want to read the tape back in at some point.
>
> Mike
>
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