Subject: Re: more st problems
To: Wojciech Puchar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Johnny Billquist <email@example.com>
Date: 12/28/2003 14:01:41
On Sun, 28 Dec 2003, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> after trying to do dump with 16K blocks i've got that at end of tape:
> st0(esiop0:0:6:0): Check Condition on CDB: 0x01 00 00 00 00 00
> SENSE KEY: Hardware Error
> EOM Detected
> ASC/ASCQ: ASC 0x44 ASCQ 0xaf
> while mt eew was executed before dump
Did you do a "mt eew" or "mt eew 1"?
> dump itself told "end of media detected" and "closing /dev/rst0" and
> waited forever.
> after kill -9 i still can't access /dev/rst0
The driver is still closing, and until that is done, you will not be able
to access the tape. kill -9 will not move the driver ahead. I'm even
surprised that dump really exited. You normally cannot get a process to
disappear while it's in a system call, or in a driver. Are you sure you
don't have any dump processes running? (dump forks off a bunch of
processes). Also check for zombies.
As for how to get the tape closed, I have no idea, unfortunately.
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