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Tape-caused hang (was IPChains question (SOLVED))

   Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 09:53:01 -0400
   From: Jerry Callen <jcallen at>

   Ron Peterson wrote:
   > [...]
   > So I sat down at the server
   > console, and I couldn't even log in.  Couldn't use ssh to get in
   > either.  I was contemplating hitting the power switch (ouch), but tried
   > turning off the tape drive first.  Presto.  Everything came back.
   > Yikes.

   Yikes is right! This sounds like lameness in a device driver. 

   This is the sort of thing MS advocates love to point to as proof
   that Linux is inferior to NT. (Never mind whether NT does it better
   or not...)

Or, if it's an ATAPI tape drive, that the hardware's just
fundamentally broken.
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