Subject: restore(8)/tape quirk in 1.4?
To: current-users NetBSD Mailinglist <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Hauke Fath <hauke@Espresso.Rhein-Neckar.DE>
List: current-users
Date: 05/16/1999 21:43:59
[not exactly current-users, but close enough]

Trying to restore(8) from a TDC4222 QIC tape drive on NetBSD/mac68k GENERIC
1.4 gives me

$@st0: 10240-byte tape record too big for 8192-byte user buffer
st0(ncrscsi0:5:0):  Check Condition on CDB: 0x08 00 00 20 00 00
    SENSE KEY:  No Additional Sense
                Incorrect Length Indicator Set
   INFO FIELD:  -2048
     ASC/ASCQ:  No Additional Sense Information

-- specifying the blocksize gives

# restore -i -b10k -v -f /dev/nrst0
restore: illegal blocksize -- 10k

What is broken here -- my understanding of the matter or 1.4's tape handling?


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