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Old 24th March 2004, 05:56 PM
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scsi Sony dds3 tape problem

I have a Sony SDT-9000 drive on an SIIG scsi card with Fedora Core 1. When I put a tape in, and (as root) want to access it, for example with the command:

mt -f /dev/st0 status

I get :

/dev/st0: No such device or address

Now, if I give the command:

mt -f /dev/osst0 status

it thinks and clicks the drive for a moment and gives:

/dev/osst0: No such device

Now, if I give the first commmand again, it gives me the correct response from mt.

I get a similar sequence of results if I try to access the drive with dump or restore.

After this happens, then I can access the drive normally until the next reboot.

What gives?
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Old 24th March 2004, 06:10 PM
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Does
Code:
dmesg
show the card as being recognised before you run that command?
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Old 24th March 2004, 08:10 PM
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Yes, it is recognised. But after running the command 'mt -f /dev/osst0 status', it then adds some more lines to the dmesg output.

Before running the mt command:
(snip)
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 00:0e.0
i91u: PCI Base=0xA800, IRQ=10, BIOS=0xFF000, SCSI ID=7
i91u: Reset SCSI Bus ...
scsi0 : Initio INI-9X00U/UW SCSI device driver; Revision: 1.03g
Vendor: SONY Model: SDT-9000 Rev: 0400
Type: Sequential-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
st: Version 20030406, bufsize 32768, max init. bufs 4, s/g segs 16
Attached scsi tape st0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
st0: Block limits 1 - 16777215 bytes.
scsi : 0 hosts left.
(snip)

After running the mt command, the following are added to the end of the output:

(snip)
PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 00:0e.0
i91u: PCI Base=0xA800, IRQ=10, BIOS=0xFF000, SCSI ID=7
i91u: Reset SCSI Bus ...
scsi0 : Initio INI-9X00U/UW SCSI device driver; Revision: 1.03g
Vendor: SONY Model: SDT-9000 Rev: 0400
Type: Sequential-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Attached scsi tape st0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
(snip)
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Old 24th March 2004, 08:19 PM
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What kernel do you have?

Code:
uname -a
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Old 24th March 2004, 08:27 PM
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Linux prague.sim.org 2.4.22-1.2115.nptl #1 Wed Oct 29 15:42:51 EST 2003 i686
i686 i386 GNU/Linux

By the way, I have started an up2date running on this machine. The Fedora Core 1 I just installed is from a fairly early set of FC1 CD's that I bought from CheapBytes.com.
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Old 24th March 2004, 08:36 PM
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Yeah, give that a try. It should update your kernel too.
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Old 29th March 2004, 02:47 PM
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I finally managed to get up2date to complete on the machine. It appears to have resolved the problem with /dev/st0, which now behaves properly. Thanks for your help.

P.S. I had a terrible time with up2date -- the package downloads were very slow and had lots of errors. When I tried it on Monday morning it ran 5 times faster and finished without a hitch.

P.S. I have another problem, but I'll start a new thread.
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Old 29th March 2004, 03:07 PM
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Good to know.
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