SCSI Parity Error smcavoy at
Thu Aug 14 08:24:00 CDT 2003

I'm having a problem with a Tape drive (Seagate 9SP40-000, DDS4)  that has
been added to a Dell PowerEdge 1600sc.The drive is recognized, the st drive loaded, and mt will report back with
the correct tape type.But when I run `tar cvf /dev/tape /etc` to test it, I get the following
error from tar:tar: /dev/tape: Wrote only 0 of 10240 bytes
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
when I check `dmesg` I see:
SCSI Error Report =-=-= (0:6:0)
  Original_CDB[]: 0A 01 00 00 3C 00 - "WRITE(6)"
  SenseData[12h]: 70 00 0B 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 47 00 00 00 00 00
  SenseKey=Bh (ABORTED COMMAND); FRU=00h
  ASC/ASCQ=47h/00h ""
st0: Error with sense data: Current st09:00: sense key Aborted Command
Additional sense indicates Scsi parity error

I'm runing Debian 3.0, with a custom 2.4.20 SMP kernel. I use the same
kernel on numerous other 1600sc's without issue, but they use the Dell
supplied dds4 tape drive.
Is this hardware failure, or just SCSI misconfiguration?
Any help is much appreciated, Thanks!


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