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Description of problem:
kernel 2.4.7-2 #1
Exabyte 85058SQANXR1 Tape Drive
SCSI card sym53c810a
Alpha Station 233
I try to do anything with the tape drive will tar and I get
tar: /dev/st0: Cannot read: Cannot allocate memory
tar: At beginning of tape, quitting now
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert tape
2. Try tar -tf /dev/st0 or tar -xf /dev/st0
Actual Results: Get error
Expected Results: See contents of tape
Same results for standard RH7.1 kernel. I tried rawhide kernel.
Ok, I searched the LKML and found a similiar message. It said
that I need to specify block size now with kernel 2.4 So I added
a -b 64 to my tar command and I can rw to my tape again!
Unless you have some comments, I will suggest this bug as resolved
but wonder if a bit more verbosity can be given.