Subject: Re: atapi front-end for tape driver
To: None <>
From: Chris Pinnock <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/07/2001 14:49:55
On Fri, May 04, 2001 at 09:01:37PM -0400, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> Those testing this should be aware that certain ATAPI tape drives, though
> they will probably match with this driver, do *not* implement the standard
> tape drive command set and will almost certainly not work.  The most obvious
> example is the OnStream drive; there may be others.

Hi, Can anyone recommend a tape drive that might work? A friend
lent me an ATAPI tape drive for testing the atapibus driver,
but unfortunately it turned out to be an OnStream. :<

At least, I can confirm that the OnStream DI-30 will *not* work.

tubbs# dump -0 -f /dev/st0 /
  DUMP: Date of this level 0 dump: Mon May  7 14:38:40 2001
  DUMP: Date of last level 0 dump: the epoch
  DUMP: Dumping /dev/rwd0a (/) to /dev/st0
  DUMP: Label: none
  DUMP: mapping (Pass I) [regular files]
  DUMP: mapping (Pass II) [directories]
  DUMP: estimated 54231 tape blocks on 1.39 tape(s).
  DUMP: Cannot open output "/dev/st0".

tubbs# dmesg | grep st0
st0 at atapibus0 drive 1: <OnStream DI-30, , 1.00> type 1 sequential removable
st0: drive empty
st0: 32-bit data port
st0: drive supports PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2
st0(pciide0:1:1): using PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2 (using DMA data transfers)
st0: transfer error, downgrading to PIO mode 4
st0(pciide0:1:1): using PIO mode 4
st0(pciide0:1:1): invalid return code from adapter: 3
st0: error 5 in st_load (op 1)