Re: Checking on possible bug in mt...
>>>>> Rob Browning writes:
Rob> I'm trying to decide if this is a bug in mt, or my relative
Rob> inexperience with tape drives. If it's a bug I'll report it,
Rob> and it'll probably have to go to the upstream maintainers.
Rob> # mt --file /dev/nst0 tell
Rob> mt: /dev/nst0: Function not implemented
Rob> Any idea why?
Well, all that mt does is call `ioctl (desc, MTIOCTOP, &position)'.
>From this function, a `-1' is returned to mt, thereby signaling an
error, and errno is set, by ioctl, to the code for a `Function not
If there is a problem, it is probably with the Linux SCSI tape driver.