Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 61698
Kernel-BOOT does not build SCSI tape modules
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:41:06 EDT
Description of Problem:
Kernel-BOOT does not build sg.o or st.o.
This prevents any sort of real tape backup from the rescue environment. This is
bad with a capital F. The floppy tape module is built, but not the scsi modules.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
All kernels tested, from 2.4.2-2 to rawhide.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot into rescue environment.
2. Attempt to use the tape drive detected by the scsi controller.
3. Curse angrily.
4. Repeat steps 2-4 until thoroughly displeased.
State of thorough displeasure.
Data backed up to SCSI tape drive.
Very good point.
Fixed in the next build
The Kernel-BOOT RPM contains the st.o module now.
However, it is not included when the bootable disk is
Well, not to be overly crude, but what good is that?
Reopening this bug until the st.o module is actually put into the installer &
rescue images, reassigning it to anaconda.
The good thing about having st.o available
on the installer cd in rescue mode is that it
makes it possible to restore a machine from
Write-only backup tapes are not so useful :-)
st.o included in the second stage modules in CVS
I'm going through Bugzilla closing some bugs that have been marked as Modified
for some period of time. I believe that most of these issues have been fixed,
so I'm resolving these bugs as Rawhide. If the bug you are seeing still exists,
please reopen this report and mark it as Reopened.