Subject: Re: Reading DLT does not stream?
To: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/02/2004 21:56:41
On Thu, Sep 02, 2004 at 02:41:17PM -0400, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 02, 2004 at 09:21:38PM +0300, Jukka Marin wrote:
> > 
> > I think I used 10k for writing (buffer size set to buffer command).
> That's likely the problem.  You need to write your tapes with a much
> larger record size if you expect the drive to stream when reading
> them -- I'm surprised it streamed when writing.

I'll try with a 256k block size in buffer(1).

Indeed.  It does stream now.  I just have to use dd or buffer with
blocksize large enough to read the tape - otherwise I get an io error.

Thanks a lot - to all who had suggestions and to Thor especially. :-)