Subject: Re: are these tape errors serious?
To: Jonathan Sturges <email@example.com>
From: Anders Magnusson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/08/1996 20:41:55
> 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'.
This usually means that the tape is bad, I think (read errors). I have got
the same when using bad tapes or a dirty TK50. Try to clean your TK50 drive,
it may help.