possible problem writing to SCSI tapes
nectar at FreeBSD.org
Mon Jun 13 16:39:22 GMT 2005
I thought I'd forward this, in case there is someone interested in
working on SCSI tape support.
Andrew Hume wrote in the June 2005 ";login":
For outright bugs, two examples come to mind. The first is
the weakness of the FreeBSD SCSI system; we cannot reliably
write tapes on our FreeBSD nodes (although at least we get
told about the errors!). Again, the tape is slow (5MB/s) and
should not be an issue, and we can reliably write them on
Linux (on more or less identical hardware). Although this is
annoying, it turns out reading a tape works just fine, so
we're not too annoyed.
There's not further information in the article, nor is there a
related PR that I can see. Perhaps someone interested can contact
<andrew at research.att.com> directly.
Jacques A Vidrine / NTT/Verio
nectar at celabo.org / jvidrine at verio.net / nectar at freebsd.org
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