Subject: Re: sick DLT?
To: Simon J. Gerraty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Luke Mewburn <lukem@NetBSD.org>
Date: 11/18/2003 12:39:07
On Mon, Nov 17, 2003 at 02:30:34PM -0800, Simon J. Gerraty wrote:
| On Mon, 17 Nov 2003 22:43:59 +0100, Manuel Bouyer writes:
| >Well, it seems the firmware is too busy to even return an error
| >code :( You said it would sometime properly load the tape ?
| Usually it would load ok, but sometimes it would hang - not even
| transport the tape looking to check the density etc.
| >Did you try with a brand new tape ? If the drive was really dirty,
| >maybe the tapes are dirty too.
| Will try a new tape tonight. It processed a cleaning tape happily.
| Normally when it thinks its dirty it lights a "use cleaning tape" led.
| Its only done that once since I've had it actually.
If I recall correctly, the "cleaning light" on DLTs is set when the
firmware detects that the (read) error rate exceeds a certain
If you do determine that the drive is faulty, you can usually get them
serviced for significantly less than it costs to replace them with an