Subject: SCSI Tapes on -current. (exabyte 8200) ?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Eric Volpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/21/1996 18:13:48
I have an Exabyte 8200 tape unit and it doesn't really work well at all with
NetBSD 1.1 or current. When a tape is loaded and comes online, the first
access to the device gives an I/O error (whether I try to read or to
write it); the second access sometimes works, but more often than not
ends up putting the device into some weird state where it gives an I/O
error after writing some amount of data to the tape and then messes up
even worse, so that you have to reboot to even get the drive reset to 
a state where it will come online again or let you eject the tape. Other
times (after accessing the device once and getting an I/O error) it will
happily write and read back an entire tape full of data. Has anyone seen
anything like this, or have any ideas of things to try? 

						eric volpe
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