Help! Tape drive resets the server!
kirk at strauser.com
Thu Aug 28 14:32:15 UTC 2008
On Wednesday 27 August 2008 14:53:44 Tyson Boellstorff wrote:
> 3) Yes, it's possible that your drive is doing this, but more likely you
> have a bent pin/short somewhere causing the scsi bus to reset, and your
> kernel isn't handling this nicely. Check your pins. They bend easy, but a
> mechanical pencil with no lead in it can help you with that.
Interesting idea. I'll check that next time I power down.
> 4) Is your termination auto or physical?
> 5) Is the tape drive manually jumped for a specific ID? I assume that it is
> set for 3. Try 4.
Seriously? I mean, I certainly don't mind trying it and it wouldn't be any
harder than pulling the cable to check the pins, but what's your line of
> 6) Try a slower transfer rate.
Last night I bumped it down from 40MB/s to 20MB/s, disabled tagged queueing
(which the adapter had enabled by default), and moved it to a different power
lead. So far so good, but 24 hours does not my confidence earn. Thanks for
the tips! If it's still acting wonky, I'll work through them.
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