SCSI parity error on new DDS4 Tape drive
From: Skot (skot_at_canada.com)
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 22:24:00 GMT
I'm running SCO OSR5.07. My IBM DDS4 SCSI tape drive was getting really
slow durring the night and I noticed a lot of File Syncronization [W011]
and 1 block checksum errors [W033] from BRU
So I got a new tape drive, identical to the old one. All the functions
work except it can't read or write to the tapes. SCSI BIOS detects it
fine, OSR drivers seem to be loaded fine, tape commands rewind and
unload the tape, but BRU hangs when trying to write to the device.
At one point OSR5 complained about a SCSI Parity error, but I could only
get that once, now all I can get it to do is hang BRU so it can't even
NOTICE: Stp: Error on SCSI tape 0 (ha=0 bus=0 id=6 lun=0)
Command aborted: Drive detected a SCSI parity error
This error showed up on the screen, and in the syslog, but not in the
BRU log. I shut the system down, checked all cables and connections,
dbl checked the jumpers and started it back up, now all I get is BRU
stuck trying to write a test directory.
Is there anything I need to do to for the new drive, or maybe I just got
lucky and got a bad one?
Any help is appreciated.