Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 134777
Tar with verify (-W) gives "Cannot seek: Illegal seek" error
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:51 EST
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Description of problem:
If I run tar with the verify (-W) option, after it finishes the write,
gives a "Warning: Cannot seek: Illegal seek" error message, and cannot
start the verifying procedure.
My command line is: tar -b 64 -Wcvf /dev/st0 directories-to-save
I'm using an Adaptec AAA-133 SCSI Host Adapter, with the aic7xxx
driver, and a HP-C1537A DDS-3 tape drive.
The kernel version is: 2.6.8-1.521
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start a backup with the -W option in tar.
2. Wait for the writing to finish.
Actual Results: The verify process will not start, instead the above
error message appears.
Expected Results: The verify process should start.
With FC1, the verify option worked well.
Also, I found out that others have this problem:
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.
Does this problem still exist in FC4?
No, FC4 does work!