[svlug] tape device is busy
mikeo at redhillstudios.com
Mon Jan 15 17:28:01 PST 2001
>>>> I seemed to have successfully hung my tape device. When trying to access
>>>> it, I get the "device is busy" warning. There is a "mt" process that I
>>>> cannot get to go away. Short of rebooting, is there any other way to clear
>>>> this? -m
>>> $ fuser -v /dev/<tape device>
>>> It's possible to get drivers hung, one of the few reasons to boot a
>>> GNU/Linux box.
>>> How have you tried to "get to go away" this mt process? kill -9,
>> Karsten, thanks for the response. I couldn't wait any longer so I had to
>> reboot. Therefore 'fuser' shows nothing. Yes I did try kill -9, which
>> didn't work. So if kill doesn't work, is there nothing left but a reboot?
> In all likelihood, yes. Sounds like your SCSI config might not be quite
> right, I'd spend some time looking into it, particularly if the problem
Okay sounds good but where do I look into my scsi config? Docs?
BTW, the /dev/nst0 hung on "mt -f /dev/nst0 erase". I haven't retried erase
and everything else seems to work fine so far.
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