Subject: Re: tape driver behavior
To: Charles Shannon Hendrix <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/02/2001 08:46:43
On Sat, 1 Sep 2001, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:

> 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.

Try "mt eew".

> When running dump, it simply hangs on end-of-media, instead of
> asking for the next tape.

I don't get that. Still with "mt eew", it asks for a new tape without
giving a media error first, which gives me a warm fuzzy feeling. Maybe
it'll make a difference for you, too.