Subject: Re: dump -a problem
To: Wojciech Puchar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg Oster <email@example.com>
Date: 09/12/2002 14:04:00
Wojciech Puchar writes:
> i've got "new" DDS-1 tape drive with compression. i started dump with -a
> option (autodetect end of tape). what i've got was
> DUMP: write error 2876544 blocks into volume 1
> DUMP: Do you want to restart?: ("yes" or "no") no
> instead of "insert next volume"
> while dmesg shows:
> st0(adv0:6:0): Check Condition on CDB: 0x0a 00 00 80 00 00
> SENSE KEY: Recovered Error
> EOM Detected
> INFO FIELD: 32768
> ASC/ASCQ: End-Of-Partition/Medium Detected
> SKSV: Actual Retry Count: 2
> - looks OK
> so why it doesn't work?
Because end-of-media detection is not behaving the way it used to? :(
As a workaround, do a 'mt eew' on the dump device before doing the dump.