Subject: Re: SCSI tape/tar/mount_ados woes
To: Markus Illenseer <markus@TechFak.Uni-Bielefeld.DE>
From: L. Todd Masco <>
List: amiga
Date: 12/06/1994 13:11:54
Markus Illenseer writes:
 > > 	- 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.
 >  All I can guess here is, that the machine is quite busy with tape and
 > adosfs at the same time. adosfs is slow itself already.

No, it's not speed thing.  The file continues to be read until the tape
runs out of room.  Since this is a 1GB tape being written to from a
1GB harddrive (and actually just from a 300MB partition), it seems clear
that adosfs is getting more bits than it should be.

I'm pretty sure it's an adosfs problem.  I've run into it before, when
trying to copy an extremely large file (>10 MB) from the adosfs partition
to an FFS partition.  Is there possibly some problem with a signed
quantity, a fixed-size buffer, or the like?
Todd Masco     | "'When _I_ use a word,' Humpty-Dumpty said, in a rather |  scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean -  |  neither more nor less.'"   - Lewis Carroll