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Bug#421443: marked as done (linux-image-2.6.18-4-686: ide tape broken and ide scsi disabled, ide tapes unuseable)

Your message dated Sun, 23 Nov 2008 22:00:48 +0100
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has caused the Debian Bug report #421443,
regarding linux-image-2.6.18-4-686: ide tape broken and ide scsi disabled, ide tapes unuseable
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Package: linux-image-2.6.18-4-686
Version: 2.6.18.dfsg.1-12
Severity: important

Kernel detects ide tape

ide-tape: hdb <-> ht0: Seagate STT20000A rev 8A51
ide-tape: hdb <-> ht0: 1000KBps, 6*54kB buffer, 9720kB pipeline, 108ms tDSC, DMA

After which all userland utilities fail to access it or issue any
commands to it.

The drive mostly works using ide-tape in 2.6.14 and 2.6.16 on write (some 
read problems). Works fine in 2.6.16 using ide-scsi read/write.

Frankly, anyone who has had to use ide-tapes knows that Linus can go get
lost with his statement about the IDE tape driver now being a perfect
replacement for ide-scsi (multiple times on lkm since 2003). It isn't. 
In fact I have yet to see a kernel release where it works fine. 

So disabling IDE-SCSI is not nice. That is the only means to use ide
tape drives at the moment.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-4-686
Locale: LANG=en_GB, LC_CTYPE=en_GB (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages linux-image-2.6.18-4-686 depends on:
ii  coreutils                     5.97-5.3   The GNU core utilities
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]         1.5.11     Debian configuration management sy
ii  initramfs-tools [linux-initra 0.85g      tools for generating an initramfs
ii  module-init-tools             3.3-pre4-2 tools for managing Linux kernel mo

Versions of packages linux-image-2.6.18-4-686 recommends:
ii  libc6-i686                  2.3.6.ds1-13 GNU C Library: Shared libraries [i

-- debconf information excluded

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On Sat, Nov 22, 2008 at 02:10:53PM +0000, Anton Ivanov wrote:
> I had no other choice but to switch to DVDs (and later REV) for the
> backup so I no longer have a test setup.
> Sorry, I am not in a position to help you with this one.

Ok, I'll close the bug, since it's fairly old and there've been
many changes upstream.


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