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Re: reading from tape device on windows 2000
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2004 13:37:42 +0200
- Subject: Re: reading from tape device on windows 2000
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On Sep 9 12:51, hs wrote:
> I am having problems while reading from dds tape device.
> I use the same procedure that works on knoppix linux live distro.
> I am setting block size
> mt -f /dev/st0 setblk 10240
> and then try to read from the device with cat
> cat /dev/nst0 > file.tar
> and I get a message like
> cat: /dev/nst0: Bad address
> I have mt V2.3, Corinna Vinschen, Apr 19 2004
> latest cygwin
> Any ideas what is wrong with it ?
Urgh, yes. It's a bug in Cygwin. Actually it's a pretty dumb typo
which results in a too small buffer used for reading from tape. I've
checked in a patch. Watch out for the next developers snapshot on
Thanks for the report,
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