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Re: port-amd64/53890: st(4) driver for tapes not working o variable block size
The following reply was made to PR port-amd64/53890; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: mlelstv%serpens.de@localhost (Michael van Elst)
Subject: Re: port-amd64/53890: st(4) driver for tapes not working o variable block size
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 19:19:57 -0000 (UTC)
>I have tried my problem under various versions of NetBSD AMD65 and I386.
>I want to read and write .TAP files (SIMH containers)on various Tape drive
>models (currently a DDS4 Drive.
>To my great disappointment It works flawlessly under Debian Linux.
The driver probably logs some messages that may explain why it fails.
N.B. st_blocksize is not the blocksize of the device. NetBSD just
returns MAXBSIZE (==MAXPHYS) for a character device which is pretty
useless. But that's not your problem here.
Michael van Elst
"A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."
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