SONY SDX-500C Tape Changer

SONY SDX-500C Tape Changer

Post by Kirill Ponomare » Wed, 02 Oct 2002 21:09:38



Hallo,

just switched new Sony SDX-500C Tape Changer to our server. We have
FreeBSD 4.6.2-RELEASE. I compiled following SCSI devices into the
kernel:

device          scbus           # SCSI bus (required)
device          ch
device          da              # Direct Access (disks)
device          sa              # Sequential Access (tape etc)
device          cd              # CD
device          pass            # Passthrough device (direct SCSI access)

after reboot there was only "sa0" device in dmesg output:
sa0: <SONY SDX-500C 010c> Removable Sequential Access SCSI-2 device
sa0: 40.000MB/s transfers (20.000MHz, offset 15, 16bit)

And it's only tapedevice, but I need to have tape changer, it means that
we can't get "pass" device in kernel. Anybody knows the solution ?

--
Kirill

 
 
 

1. Legato Networker, SONY SDX-500C AIT-2 Tapes, RedHat 7.0

I installed Legato Networker (v. 6.0.2) on a RedHat 7.0 machine
with kernel 2.2.19-7.0.8enterprise, a Qualstar TLS-4222 tape
robot with two SONY SDX-500C AIT-2 tape drives and with a 100 GB
raid.

In order to get the Networker to work with the tapes, I had to
make the drives variable block size length -- i.e.

                mt -f /dev/nst0 setblk 0
                mt -f /dev/nst0 defblksize 0
                mt -f /dev/nst1 setblk 0
                mt -f /dev/nst1 defblksize 0

The backups start working okay for the first tape and a half, but
after about 150 GB, I start getting these errors and the Networker
automatically disables the drives of the robot:

Aug 13 00:46:59 majadara kernel: scsi : aborting command due to
timeout : pid 2656227, scsi0, channel 0, id 6, lun 0 Write (6) 00 01
00 00 00
Aug 13 00:46:59 majadara kernel: (scsi0:0:6:0) SCSISIGI 0x4, SEQADDR
0x62, SSTAT0 0x0, SSTAT1 0x2
Aug 13 00:46:59 majadara kernel: (scsi0:0:6:0) SG_CACHEPTR 0x24,
SSTAT2 0x40, STCNT 0x5306
Aug 13 00:46:59 majadara kernel: SCSI host 0 abort (pid 2656227) timed
out - resetting
Aug 13 00:46:59 majadara kernel: SCSI bus is being reset for host 0
channel 0.
Aug 13 00:47:01 majadara kernel: st1: Error 26030000 (sugg. bt 0x20,
driver bt 0x26, host bt 0x3).
Aug 13 00:47:01 majadara kernel: st1: Error 26030000 (sugg. bt 0x20,
driver bt 0x26, host bt 0x3).
[...etc...]

Any ideas here?  Is it hardware related or a bug in the SCSI tape
module?
--
Ephraim Silverberg

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