Subject: are these tape errors serious?
To: None <port-vax@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jonathan Sturges <>
List: port-vax
Date: 04/08/1996 13:15:50
I've been meaning to ask this one for awhile.  When I do dumps to my TK50 
under 1.1A, I get frequent errors from the kernel on the console.

The errors are like:
Apr  8 13:04:58 alcatraz /netbsd: tape transfer error, unit 0, grp 0x100, 
event 0150

The errors are almost always like the one above, but sometimes says 'grp 
0x200'  instead of 'grp 0x100'.

What does this mean?  I'm assuming my dumps are bad, but I haven't had 
need (yet) to try and do a restore from them.  :-)

thanks for the help,