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SubjectRe: unable to read from IDE tape
> Lately, I have been having problems reading from from my HP Colorado IDE
> tape drive. I can use mt to get the status of the drive and to forward the
> drive to a different file. I can even use tar to write to the tape.
> But whenever I try to read the tar files that I have written to tape, I
> get an I/O error, and there doesn't even seem to be any attempt by the
> driver to read the tape. This is currently happening under 2.4.5, and
> has been happening undeer at least 2.4.2 and 2.4.3, I think it was also
> happening under 2.4.1 as well.
> Any thoughts on what might be wrong?

No good thoughts, the driver is simply horrible...
You might be able to pick some interesting info by
running with tape->debug_level set to 4 (There is an option,
but I forget what. Just assign 4 to it after
a call to idetape_add_settings. Be prepared for a lots of

If you come up with any patches, post them to the list.

-- Pete
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