Subject: SCSI tape/tar/mount_ados woes
To: None <amiga@NetBSD.org>
From: L. Todd Masco <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/05/1994 14:34:42
I'm having a rather annoying experience with a SCSI 4mm tape drive. I'm
getting the following behavior, which I thought I'd mention here in case
it's not standard.
- When I'm waiting for a SCSI tape I/O to complete, the entire
machine (A3000 NetBSD 1.0) freezes until it completes. This
can be replicated with, for example, "mt -f /dev/nrst0 rewind"
- Tar is very flakey about report the contents of the tape. I
wrote a tape earlier today of my whole system. If I
"tar tvf /dev/nrst0", it reports the first hundred or so files.
A second "tar tvf /dev/nrst0" will get the rest. This might not
be a SCSI problem: the author of gnu tar has said he wouldn't
recommend its use (though I've never had any problems on other
systems with gnu tar).
- Backing up /mnt (which is a mount_adosed partition) frequently
fails because tar gets hung up on a single file on the AmigaDOS
partition, seemingly going on forever.
Any suggestions for these?
Todd Masco | "Roam home to a dome, Where Georgian and Gothic once stood
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