Subject: Re: SDLT 320 Tape Drive on -current (SOLVED!!!)
To: Duncan McEwan <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/01/2003 21:27:07
On Wed, Oct 01, 2003 at 01:19:03PM +1200, Duncan McEwan wrote:
> [...]
> The download page listed a number of bugs that were fixed, amongst which was
> "7899 BIOS/BDK Violates SCSI Spec for Selection Timeout", which could perhaps be
> what was biting us.
> Finally, thanks to Manuel for his responses to my postings  It might have turned
> out not be a tape drive fault, but he did convince me that it wasn't a NetBSD
> driver error and so it was worth more experimentation on Windows and worth
> talking to Dell some more...

Well, T still find it surprising that an error on the HBA side cause the
drive to react this way :)

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 24 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference