Bug#421443: linux-image-2.6.18-4-686: ide tape broken and ide scsi disabled, ide tapes unuseable
I had no other choice but to switch to DVDs (and later REV) for the
backup so I no longer have a test setup.
Sorry, I am not in a position to help you with this one.
On Sat, 2008-11-22 at 14:20 +0100, Moritz Muehlenhoff wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 29, 2007 at 08:37:17AM +0100, Anton Ivanov wrote:
> > Package: linux-image-2.6.18-4-686
> > Version: 2.6.18.dfsg.1-12
> > Severity: important
> > Kernel detects ide tape
> > ide-tape: hdb <-> ht0: Seagate STT20000A rev 8A51
> > ide-tape: hdb <-> ht0: 1000KBps, 6*54kB buffer, 9720kB pipeline, 108ms tDSC, DMA
> > After which all userland utilities fail to access it or issue any
> > commands to it.
> > The drive mostly works using ide-tape in 2.6.14 and 2.6.16 on write (some
> > read problems). Works fine in 2.6.16 using ide-scsi read/write.
> > Frankly, anyone who has had to use ide-tapes knows that Linus can go get
> > lost with his statement about the IDE tape driver now being a perfect
> > replacement for ide-scsi (multiple times on lkm since 2003). It isn't.
> > In fact I have yet to see a kernel release where it works fine.
> > So disabling IDE-SCSI is not nice. That is the only means to use ide
> > tape drives at the moment.
> Does this error still occur with more recent kernel versions?
> If you're running Etch, could you try to reproduce this bug
> with the 2.6.24 based kernel added in 4.0r4?
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