Subject: tape driver behavior
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Charles Shannon Hendrix <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/01/2001 23:27:10
I've a couple of problems with NetBSD 1.5 and tape drives.
"mt status" report the file number and drive status.
The driver doesn't return end-of-media to applications.
I use the tape driver all the time, and it works great. But I really
miss being about to use mt to determine which file number I'm on or get
All I ever get is this:
 % mt status
SCSI tape drive, residual=0
blocksize: 0 (0, 0, 0, 0)
density: 36 (0, 0, 0, 0)
current file number: 0
current block number: 0
When running dump, it simply hangs on end-of-media, instead of
asking for the next tape.
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