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Hi all - 

I've set up a SCSI tape drive on a system.  The drive is a SONY AIT
*mumble mumble* on a symbios based card.  The problem is that on a
somewhat frequent basis, the tape drive "locks up".  

By "locks up", I mean that the current mt command (seemingly always
"erase") runs forever.  I have to reboot the system to get rid of the mt
process, and then power cycle the tape drive to make it work again.  If
I don't power cycle the tape drive, all mt commands will just hang and
not even respond to a kill -9.

Any thoughts?

"... one of the main causes of the fall of the Roman Empire was that,
 lacking zero, they had no way to indicate successful termination of
 their C programs."  --  Robert Firth

Cole Tuininga
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Code Energy, Inc
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