Subject: RE: AIC7XXX driver - No ???
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG, firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Gerald C. Simmons <email@example.com>
Date: 11/08/1997 13:46:03
Hey great suggestion! Unfortunately, when I tried it, I got the same thing.
RATS! For a second, I thought we had it licked!
simmons@dakkon% tar --block-compress -c -v -z . > ~/home.tape &
tar (child): can't write to /dev/rst0 : Input/output error
 Broken pipe tar --block-compress -cvz . > ~/home.tape
The dictory I was tar'ing was about 300MB. I tried a much smaller directory and
it worked. What does this mean?
Doesn't work across tape boundaries?
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> From firstname.lastname@example.org Sat Nov 8 08:48:49 1997
> To: "Gerald C. Simmons" <email@example.com>
> cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: AIC7XXX driver - No Tape support for writing
> In-reply-to: Your message of "Sat, 08 Nov 1997 07:22:27 PST."
> Date: Sat, 08 Nov 1997 11:01:17 -0500
> From: "John F. Woods" <email@example.com>
> > Problem no. 1 Re-Addressed - Can't use "z" with Tapes?
> > Nov 8 07:14:53 dakkon /netbsd: st0: bad request, must be multiple of 512
> That is your tape drive talking there; it insists on fixed block sizes.
> (Most QIC tapes are like that, though the QIC-3080 and QIC-3095/TR4 tape
> formats actually can cope with variable length records.)
> Read the tar manual page, and look for the "--block-compress" option.