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AW: DLT tape problem



Hi ,
I use dd with(out) a bs or tar and a DLT4.

Murat


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Von: Ron Johnson [mailto:ron.l.johnson@cox.net]
Gesendet: Montag, 14. Juli 2003 13:51
An: Debian-User
Betreff: Re: DLT tape problem


On Mon, 2003-07-14 at 03:00, Yildiz, Murat wrote:
> Hi,
> I get the following messages (dmesg) when I try to write to /dev/st0 :
> 
> (scsi1:0:6:-1) Unexpected busfree, LASTPHASE = 0x0, SEQADDR = 0x56
> (scsi1:0:6:-1) Unexpected busfree, LASTPHASE = 0x0, SEQADDR = 0x55
> (scsi1:0:6:-1) Unexpected busfree, LASTPHASE = 0x0, SEQADDR = 0x56
> (scsi1:0:6:-1) Unexpected busfree, LASTPHASE = 0x0, SEQADDR = 0x56
> (scsi1:0:6:-1) Unexpected busfree, LASTPHASE = 0x0, SEQADDR = 0x56
> st0: Write not multiple of tape block size.
> (scsi1:0:6:-1) Unexpected busfree, LASTPHASE = 0x0, SEQADDR = 0x55
> 
> mt -f /dev/st0 status
> drive type = Generic SCSI-2 tape
> drive status = 1482579805
> sense key error = 0
> residue count = 0
> file number = 0
> block number = 0
> Tape block size 6184797 bytes. Density code 0x58 (unknown).
> Soft error count since last status=0
> General status bits on (41010000):
>  BOT ONLINE IM_REP_EN
> 
> It is connected to :
> lspci
> 01:03.0 SCSI storage controller: Adaptec 2930U2
> 
> Kernel 2.4.19 #1 SMP (woody 3.0)
> 
> What does the error message mean?

What command are you typing?  Could it be as simple as you not 
using a block size that is not a multiple of the tape block
size?

What kind of tape drive do you have and what kind of tapes are
you using?  Maybe the drive expects a DLT4 and you are using
a DLT3.

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