Subject: Adaptec 2842VL-possible /dev/st* bug (was: misunderstood SCSI failure)
To: None <netbsd-help@NetBSD.ORG, current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Gerald C. Simmons <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/26/1996 06:18:26
On Mon, Nov 25 1996 10:16 AM you wrote:
>>Date: Sun, 24 Nov 1996 10:57:18 -0800 (PST)
>>From: "Gerald C. Simmons" <>
>>I have an Archive 150 tape drive talking to an Adaptec 2842VL controller. Tar
>>seems to write the tape o.k. until it wants to close the device. I get:
>>	tar (child): can't write to /dev/rst0 : Input/output error
>>And in messages I get:
>>	Nov 24 10:08:19 dakkon /netbsd: st0: bad request, must be multiple of 512
>>What does this mean???
>It means that neither tar nor the st driver is padding the last data
>block written to the tape to 512 bytes, as required by the driver.
>Mike Long <>     <URL:>
>VLSI Design Engineer         finger for PGP public key
>Analog Devices, CPD Division          CCBF225E7D3F7ECB2C8F7ABB15D9BE7B
>Norwood, MA 02062 USA       (eq (opinion 'ADI) (opinion 'mike)) -> nil

Is someone already working to fix this? Or how would one go about fixing

Gerry Simmons