Bug 6861 - tar dead after selective directory extraction command
tar dead after selective directory extraction command
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tar (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 1999-11-09 16:18 EST by J.M. Roth
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-11-11 10:27:34 EST
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Description J.M. Roth 1999-11-09 16:18:29 EST
When I try to extract a certain directory from our tape
drive using:
tar -xvf /dev/st0 home/FV/etimine
tar dies (D in ps -aux)
tar -tvf /dev/st0 works, it displays the tar's contents
a complete extraction also works
upgraded to tar 1.13 already, same error
Comment 1 J.M. Roth 1999-11-09 17:14:59 EST
sorry, tar also seems "D" (dead) during a full restore or something
why does it show as "dead"? confusion!
Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 1999-11-11 10:27:59 EST
The process state "D" means "uninterruptible sleep (IO)", and is
perfectly normal for tasks handling slow media such as tape drives or
floppy disks.

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