How to use Exabyte 8205 with SPARC Classic, SPARC 10??

How to use Exabyte 8205 with SPARC Classic, SPARC 10??

Post by Roy M. Turn » Tue, 05 Apr 1994 23:37:58



Hi,

Has anyone had any luck getting an Exabyte 8205 8mm tape drive to work with a
SPARC Classic or a SPARC 10/50 running Solaris 2.3?  We talked to Exabyte, and
they said that the 8205 wasn't supported yet.  We tried the changes to the
drive they suggested to make it emulate an 8200, but no luck; we keep getting
a data overrun error ("data_ovr") when we send anything to it.  Are there
patches to make Solaris support an 8205?  Is there a workaround?  Or do we
have a nice high-tech sculpture on our hands instead of a tape drive?

Thanks.  Any help *greatly* appreciated.
        --Roy

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How to use Exabyte 8205 with SPARC Classic, SPARC 10??

Post by Casper H.S. D » Wed, 06 Apr 1994 21:16:48



Quote:>Has anyone had any luck getting an Exabyte 8205 8mm tape drive to work with a
>SPARC Classic or a SPARC 10/50 running Solaris 2.3?  We talked to Exabyte, and
>they said that the 8205 wasn't supported yet.  We tried the changes to the
>drive they suggested to make it emulate an 8200, but no luck; we keep getting
>a data overrun error ("data_ovr") when we send anything to it.  Are there
>patches to make Solaris support an 8205?  Is there a workaround?  Or do we
>have a nice high-tech sculpture on our hands instead of a tape drive?

In Solaris 2.3 you can write your own SCSI tape definition in
/kernel/drv/st.conf

See st(7).

Casper

 
 
 

How to use Exabyte 8205 with SPARC Classic, SPARC 10??

Post by Christoph von Stuckr » Thu, 07 Apr 1994 14:13:33




>>Has anyone had any luck getting an Exabyte 8205 8mm tape drive to work with a
>>SPARC Classic or a SPARC 10/50 running Solaris 2.3?  We talked to Exabyte, and
>>they said that the 8205 wasn't supported yet.  We tried the changes to the
>>drive they suggested to make it emulate an 8200, but no luck; we keep getting
>>a data overrun error ("data_ovr") when we send anything to it.  Are there
>>patches to make Solaris support an 8205?  Is there a workaround?  Or do we
>>have a nice high-tech sculpture on our hands instead of a tape drive?

>In Solaris 2.3 you can write your own SCSI tape definition in
>/kernel/drv/st.conf

>See st(7).

>Casper

And according to the provider of our tape you'll have to add the
following lines to '/usr/kvm/sys/scsi/targets/st_conf.c'
(we did it, it works, BUT THE TAPE claims to be an 'Exabyte 8200', BUT WORKS)
----------CUT HERE----- added lines for 8205 and 8500c ----------------------
/* Exabyte 8mm 25GB cartridge */
{
        "Exabyte EXB-8500c 8mm Helical Scan", 16, "EXABYTE EXB8500C",
        ST_TYPE_EXABYTE, 1024,
        (ST_VARIABLE | ST_BSF | ST_BSR | ST_LONG_ERASE | ST_KNOWS_EOD ),
        5000, 5000,
        { 0x00, 0x8C, 0x14, 0x90 },
        {  0, 0, 0, 0 }
Quote:},

/* Exabyte 8mm 12,5 GB cartridge */
{
        "Exabyte EXB-8205 8mm Helical Scan", 16, "EXABYTE EXB-8205",
        ST_TYPE_EXABYTE, 1024,
        (ST_VARIABLE | ST_BSF | ST_BSR | ST_LONG_ERASE | ST_AUTODEN_OVERRIDE ),
        5000, 5000,
        { 0x14, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00 },
        {  0, 0, 0, 0 }
Quote:},

----------- CUT HERE ----- NEXT LINES ARE ORIGINAL, PUT ABOVE LINES BEFORE THEM
/* Exabyte 8mm 5GB cartridge */
{
        "Exabyte EXB-8500 8mm Helical Scan", 16, "EXABYTE EXB-8500",
        ST_TYPE_EXB8500, 1024,
        (ST_VARIABLE | ST_BSF | ST_BSR | ST_LONG_ERASE),
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Your's Stucki
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