Subject: continuing tape drive woes with NetBSD 1.3
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Michael C. Richardson <>
List: port-i386
Date: 05/05/1998 15:00:52
  My boot messages are appended below.
  I have a 4 tape changer. I'm pretty sure that I did get good backups
at some time in the past, but the past six months things have been much
less good. 
  Suspecting the NCR driver, I put an old 1542CF into my system, and moved
my "narrow" SCSI devices to it, leaving two Ultra+Wide devices on my Symbios
NCR controller. I get the same problems: the tape drive complains that the
host attempted to do overlapping I/O while backing up.

  I turned off reselect (and on the NCR, tagged queuing) for that device.
Now the SCSI bus hangs, timing out several times. This happens even if
I run the backup in single user mode --- I enabled networking, since the 
first step in my backup script is to confirm that the networked systems
that need to be backed up are available.

  The last two attempts required a hard reboot to get out of. I've been
through the Seagate web pages (they bought Conner, who had bought Archive,
I finally figured out this morning) on the device, and it corresponds
to the data sheet I have. I've turned parity on, turned it off, etc..

  At the "dump" level, when the overlapping I/O complaint shows up, dump
says that I'm at the end of the tape. Nonsense I say: I've only put 463Mb
on a tape. Even a 90m tape in DDS-I does 1Gb per tape. 
  I'm rebuilding with 1.3.1 patches now, but I don't expect a lot of

  I have a 850Mb IDE drive that I can install with a boot loader if there
is some software someone might recommend that confirm proper operation of
the drive.

  [The CDROM was not on the chain for most of the tests --- I just put it
in the case this morning while I had things apart. sd2 is my boot drive,
which replaces a 4Gb drive that bit the dust in March. I also found the de0
complaint curious. I had intended to pull my ep0 and enable a de0 that I
got awhile ago. I had to do that yesterday to free up an ISA slot for the
1542. It seems to operate just fine.]

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NetBSD 1.3 (SSW) #2: Sun Apr 12 14:36:47 EDT 1998
cpu0: family 5 model 1 step 4
cpu0: AMD K5 (586-class)
real mem  = 66711552
avail mem = 63410176
using 839 buffers containing 3436544 bytes of memory
mainbus0 (root)
pci0 at mainbus0 bus 0: configuration mode 1
pchb0 at pci0 dev 0 function 0
pchb0: Intel 82437VX System Controller (TVX) (rev. 0x02)
pcib0 at pci0 dev 7 function 0
pcib0: Intel 82371SB PCI-to-ISA Bridge (PIIX3) (rev. 0x01)
Intel 82371SB IDE Interface (PIIX3) (IDE mass storage, interface 0x80) at pci0 dev 7 function 1 not configured
Trident Microsystems TGUI 9660 (VGA display, revision 0xd3) at pci0 dev 17 function 0 not configured
ncr0 at pci0 dev 19 function 0: ncr 53c875 fast20 wide scsi
ncr0: interrupting at irq 12
ncr0: minsync=12, maxsync=137, maxoffs=16, 128 dwords burst, large dma fifo
ncr0: single-ended, open drain IRQ driver, using on-chip SRAM
ncr0: restart (scsi reset).
scsibus0 at ncr0: 16 targets
sd0 at scsibus0 targ 1 lun 0: <DEC, RZ28     (C) DEC, 442E> SCSI2 0/direct fixed
sd0: sd0(ncr0:1:0): WIDE SCSI (16 bit) enabled
sd0(ncr0:1:0): 20.0 MB/s (100 ns, offset 15)
2007MB, 3045 cyl, 16 head, 84 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 4110480 sectors
sd1 at scsibus0 targ 15 lun 0: <FUJITSU, M2952Q-512, 0147> SCSI2 0/direct fixed
sd1: sd1(ncr0:15:0): WIDE SCSI (16 bit) enabled
sd1(ncr0:15:0): 40.0 MB/s (50 ns, offset 15)
2291MB, 5714 cyl, 5 head, 164 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 4693462 sectors
de0 at pci0 dev 20 function 0
de0: interrupting at irq 11
de0: SMC 21041 [10Mb/s] pass 2.1
de0: address 00:e0:29:11:0e:72
isa0 at pcib0
(bha probe): bha_cmd, cmd/data port empty 13
aha0 at isa0 port 0x330-0x333 irq 10 drq 7
aha0: model AHA-1542CF, firmware C.0
aha0: unlocking mailbox interface
aha0: async, no parity
scsibus1 at aha0: 8 targets
sd2 at scsibus1 targ 0 lun 0: <MICROP, 1588-15MBSUN0669, SN0C> SCSI1 0/direct fixed
sd2: 639MB, 1632 cyl, 15 head, 53 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 1309735 sectors
cd0 at scsibus1 targ 4 lun 0: <TOSHIBA, CD-ROM XM-5401TA, 3605> SCSI2 5/cdrom removable
st0 at scsibus1 targ 6 lun 0: <ARCHIVE, Python 28849-XXX, 4.CM> SCSI2 1/sequential removable
st0: density code 0x24, 512-byte blocks, write-enabled
ch0 at scsibus1 targ 6 lun 1: <ARCHIVE, Python 28849-XXX, 4.CM> SCSI2 8/changer removable
ch0: 4 slots, 1 drive, 1 picker, 0 portals
com0 at isa0 port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4: ns16550a, working fifo
com1 at isa0 port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3: ns16550a, working fifo
ast0 at isa0 port 0x1a0-0x1bf irq 9
com3 at ast0 slave 0: ns16550a, working fifo
com4 at ast0 slave 1: ns16550a, working fifo
com5 at ast0 slave 2: ns16550a, working fifo
com6 at ast0 slave 3: ns16550a, working fifo
npx0 at isa0 port 0xf0-0xff: using exception 16
vt0 at isa0 port 0x60-0x6f irq 1
vt0: unknown trident, 80 col, color, 8 scr, mf2-kbd, [R3.32]
vt0: console
fdc0 at isa0 port 0x3f0-0x3f7 irq 6 drq 2
fd0 at fdc0 drive 0: 1.44MB, 80 cyl, 2 head, 18 sec
biomask 1440 netmask 1c40 ttymask 1c42
de0: enabling 10baseT port
boot device: sd2
root on sd2a dumps on sd2b
root file system type: ffs
de0: enabling 10baseT port
de0: abnormal interrupt: receive process stopped