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[Networker] Correct st.conf for Sony SAIT-1 drive?

2004-12-04 09:18:52
Subject: [Networker] Correct st.conf for Sony SAIT-1 drive?
From: Oscar Olsson <spam1 AT QBRANCH DOT SE>
To: NETWORKER AT LISTMAIL.TEMPLE DOT EDU
Date: Sat, 4 Dec 2004 15:18:05 +0100
I've recently read the following document, which describes how drives
should be configured in Solaris:

http://sony.storagesupport.com/naslibrary/downloads/unix216.pdf

Thus, I have the following in my st.conf:

"SONY    SDZ-100", "Sony Super-AIT1", "SONY_SAIT";
SONY_SAIT       =       1, 0x36, 0, 0x1d639, 4, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00,0;

When I boot the system, I get the following messages:

Dec  4 14:38:20 britt scsi: [ID 799468 kern.info] st17 at fp0: name
w211f0090a5001194,3, bus address ef
Dec  4 14:38:20 britt genunix: [ID 936769 kern.info] st17 is
/[email protected],700000/SUNW,[email protected]/[email protected],0/[email protected],3
Dec  4 14:38:20 britt scsi: [ID 107833 kern.notice]
/[email protected],700000/SUNW,[email protected]/[email protected],0/[email protected],2 (st18):
Dec  4 14:38:20 britt   SONY_SAIT options value invalid bits set: 0x4000
Dec  4 14:38:20 britt scsi: [ID 365881 kern.info]
/[email protected],700000/SUNW,[email protected]/[email protected],0/[email protected],2 (st18):
Dec  4 14:38:20 britt   <Sony Super-AIT1>

According to the above document, those bits should be:

ST_BUFFERED_WRITES 0x4000

So, my configuration should be valid..?

Which leads me to my question:

Does anyone have a verified working st.conf for use with S-AIT1 tape
devices? (SDZ-100) I'm running solaris 9, and its possible that the above
document isn't updated.

I'm asking because I get fatal timeouts to the device during some rare
circumstances. I'm not sure exactly what's causing it though.

//Oscar

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