Subject: Re: sick DLT?
To: Simon J. Gerraty <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/17/2003 22:43:59
On Mon, Nov 17, 2003 at 12:26:37PM -0800, Simon J. Gerraty wrote:
> No, all I see are things like:
> Nov 14 00:52:23 zen /netbsd: st0(aha2:0:4:0): timed out
> st0: error 5 trying to rewind
> st0: WARNING: cannot revert to default density
> Nov 14 17:07:04 zen /netbsd: st0(aha2:0:4:0): timed out
> Nov 14 17:07:44 zen last message repeated 4 times
> I saw much the same on the ss20 as on the i386.

Well, it seems the firmware is too busy to even return an error code :(
You said it would sometime properly load the tape ?
Did you try with a brand new tape ? If the drive was really dirty, maybe the
tapes are dirty too.

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