Amiga Kernel 2.4.20 Lockup
I am able to get the 2.4.20 kernel for the Amiga to lock up
with the following command sequence as root user:
mt setblk 512
tar cf /dev/st0 ./
I also tried tar -b 400 -cf /dev/st0 ./ which got much further
than the command without the -b 400. That blocking factor is
within the capability of the drive. No, I'm not running out
Executing the command
tar tf /dev/st0
on the tape generated above. The last file displayed is
in the /usr directory, then tar will print that it has seen
too many errors and is giving up. At that point the login
is terminated, and I cannot log in again. Backup starts
in /root, then /lib, then /usr where it terminates.
I am attempting to back up my Linux (Woody) installation to
my Exabyte 8505 tape drive (8mm DAT, 5G/tape). The process
will go for about 20 minutes or so, then the system will
give Kernel messages (BUSERR, segfault) and eventually
just lock up.
A dmesg of my system is available at
This is also repeatable on the 2.2.20 Kernel.
Lance Tagliapietra | firstname.lastname@example.org | Contract Software Engineer
Amiga Enthusiast | TeXnically Aware | Embedded Systems Developer