SCSI Parity Error

Mark Watts m.watts at eris.qinetiq.com
Thu Aug 14 08:47:01 CDT 2003


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> Hello,
> 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)
>   SCSI_Status=02h (CHECK CONDITION)
>   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!
>

Which scsi controler is is attached to?

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Mark Watts
Senior Systems Engineer
QinetiQ TIM
St Andrews Road, Malvern
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