Tape xfers topping out at 10K per transaction?

Kevin A. Pieckiel pieckiel+freebsd-questions at sdf.lonestar.org
Thu Oct 7 10:16:37 PDT 2004

On Thu, Oct 07, 2004 at 09:13:46AM -0500, Dan Nelson wrote:
> Blocksize is determined when you write the tape.  If you print a
> document on Letter-size paper, a person reading it can't request it in
> A4-sized chunks :)

:)  Well, duh!  I guess I was just hooked on the idea that if I were
to write a regular file to the HDD in 10K chunks, I could still read
it in 64K chunks.  I've had a really bad week.  I mistakenly applied
that to tape as well.  I think I knew better, but even that's
debatable.  Thanks.

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