bin/106973: 'tar' cannot read own tape, but 'pax' can
bdluevel at heitec.net
Wed Dec 20 07:00:40 PST 2006
The following reply was made to PR bin/106973; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Bernd Luevelsmeyer <bdluevel at heitec.net>
To: mjacob at freebsd.org
Cc: FreeBSD-gnats-submit at freebsd.org, freebsd-bugs at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: bin/106973: 'tar' cannot read own tape, but 'pax' can
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 15:17:41 +0100
mjacob at freebsd.org wrote:
> Try using tar with a specified blocksize that's equal to the underlying
> h/w blocksize on the tape.
The tape's blocksize is 10 KB, which is tar's default anyway. I tried
various other blocksizes nevertheless, to no avail; except an error in
dmesg ("(sa0:ahc0:0:4:0): 10240-byte tape record bigger than supplied
buffer") for small blocksizes.
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