[rescue] Solaris 10 (Sparc) SCSI tape problem
alaric at metrocast.net
Sat Aug 21 15:08:42 CDT 2010
On 08/21/10 15:54, r.stricklin wrote:
> On Aug 21, 2010, at 12:39 PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:
>> On 08/21/10 15:21, Jonathan Katz wrote:
>>> Isn't there an st.conf or tapes.conf where you need to enter tape
>> Supposedly, Solaris 10 since 5/08 release has had automatic tape
>> configuration for drives that support it. One of the things I've been
>> hunting for is information on setting up the configuration manually
>> as a
>> fallback, in case this drive DOESSN'T support it, but so far I've been
>> unable to find anything useful. Haven't stumbled across the right
>> set of search terms, probably.
> /kernel/drv/st.conf also lists which targets it will look for tape
> devices at. It's worth looking that the high order targets (8-15)
> aren't commented out. The configuration string won't come into play if
> the driver can't see the drive.
Yeah, I've just been looking at st.conf. It looks to me as though it's
mainly for configuring a drive once the device node exists, and you need
to use mt -f /dev/rmt* status to get the right config string. My
problem is I can't get the device nodes for the tape drive created in
the first place. /devices/pci at 1c,600000/scsi at 2 contains all the correct
nodes that it should for the disks; /devices/pci at 1c,600000/scsi at 2,1
(which should contain the device nodes for the tape drive) is empty.
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