Subject: Re: Strange tape behavior
To: None <>
From: gabriel rosenkoetter <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/12/2006 20:24:01
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On Wed, Oct 11, 2006 at 08:49:52PM -0700, Paul Goyette wrote:
> Basically, no matter what size buffer I try to write to it, it comes
> back with a "short write" error, and a dd of the tape shows that the
> record actual1  ly written to the tape is exactly half as large as the
> write request!  If I write a 32k record, it reads back a 16k record,
> and if I write a 16k record it reads back a 8k record.

Hardware compression?

No, but seriously... sounds like it may be hardware in search of a

Have you checked around via Google for whether there's some fancy
goobledygook the vendor wants you to put into, for example,
Solaris's /kernel/drv/st.conf? (Unless I've missed more than I
thought ignoring things since roughly 1.6, we haven't got a similar
driver config file, but, you know, rebuild your kernel.)

gabriel rosenkoetter

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