2.4.9-ac10 st driver (DLT)

Ian Crakanthorp (ian@ansto.gov.au)
Thu, 13 Sep 2001 15:01:25 +1000 (EST)

I am trying to read from a DLT4000 tape. The device is found and mt can
talk to it. But if I try a dd I get:

dd if=/dev/st0 of=/tmp/tape.out bs=16k
dd: reading `/dev/st0': Cannot allocate memory
0+0 records in
0+0 records out

If I try to cat the device, still get the "Cannot allocate memory"

cat /dev/st0 > /tmp/tt
cat: /dev/st0: Cannot allocate memory

Tried the same on an older kernel (2.4.8-ac7) and it worked. Also the
latest Redhat one works (2.4.3).

Is this a known problem? Or can I give someone more diagnostic information?


Ian Crakanthorp e-mail: Ian.Crakanthorp@ansto.gov.au
Systems Support Manager/Operations Manager
Australian Nuclear Science phone : +61 2 9717 3365
& Technology Organisation Fax : +61 2 9717 9273
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