I'm working with a Dell Pentium system running:
System = SCO_SV
Release = 3.2v5.0.4
KernelID = 97/05/07
Machine = Pentium Pro
BusType = ISA
Users = 16-user
Origin# = 1
NumCPU = 1
It's got an IDE primary drive, and a TECMAR TRAVAN NS8 tape drive
connected to a Buslogic BT946C PCI Scsi Controller.
Over the last few months backup has been erratic. Frequently the backup
(using Lone Tar) hangs - the tape drive light is still flashing, the
following message appears...
%fpu - 13 - unit=1 type=80387-compatible
%pci 0x0CF8-0x0CFF - - am=1 sc=0 buses=3
%serial 0x03F8-0x03FF 4 - unit=0 type=Standard nports=1 fifo=yes
%adapter 0x0170-0x0177 15 - type=IDE ctlr=secondary dvr=wd
%cd-rom - - - type=IDE ctlr=sec cfg=mst dvr=Srom->wd
%tape - - - type=S ha=0 id=2 lun=0 bus=0 ht=blc
%disk 0x01F0-0x01F7 14 - type=W0 unit=0 cyls=784 hds=255 secs=63
mem: total = 130684k, kernel = 11272k, user = 119412k
swapdev = 1/41, swplo = 0, nswap = 389120, swapmem = 194560k
Autoboot from rootdev = 1/42, pipedev = 1/42, dumpdev = 1/41
kernel: Hz = 100, i/o bufs = 6652k
Mon Sep 22 23:58:02 2003
%Stp-0 - - - Vendor=TECMAR Product=TRAVAN NS8
Wed Sep 24 00:16:42 2003
WARNING: BusLogic: Unknown error (0x00000030) returned from host adapter (ha=0,
Wed Sep 24 07:51:07 2003
And nothing on earth can kill off the Lone-Tar job, or anything else
attempting to access the tape drive. Only a reboot.
My research indicates Buslogic the company is Kaput. I'm not getting
anywhere at figuring out what that error (0x00000030) is telling me.
I'm thinking it might be more time/cost efficient to chuck the BT946C
for a new adaptec, simply to get support.
Unless anyone can shed some light on this.