Looking to read past EOT on DDS/DLT/LTO

Craig Ruff cruff at ruffspot.net
Thu Jan 26 12:21:20 CST 2017

For the NCAR Mass Storage System, when we upgraded our tape drives to Sun STK T10000 models, we lost the ability to skip past the EOT mark with standard firmware.  We asked Sun to provide a firmware modification that let us issue four or so reads after reaching the EOT mark, and the drive would then continue on until it found good data again.  We didn’t need it very often, but it was handy to recover single copy data.

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