Subject: Re: scsi tape 'Not Ready to Ready Transition'
To: Andreas Wrede <>
From: Rafal Boni <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/20/1997 22:10:32
In message <>, Andreas wrote:

-> I get the following scsi check condition on every first access to the tape 
-> after a tape change:

[...not ready error...]

-> In other words, the sequence 
-> $ mt offl
->     <insert new tape and wait for drive to become ready>
-> $ mt status
-> mt: /dev/nrst0: Input/output error

Interesting.  I have an Exabyte 8505 and see the same errors, and in fact
have just managed to get "mt status" wedged in the D+ state, un-killable even
by 'kill -9' (the last thing I had done was an "mt erase").

My machine in a Pentium, running a kernel and mt (and dump) from yesterday,
but with the rest of userland untouched.  My Exabyte hangs off a Compaq
AIC-6x60 card.

Rafal Boni