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TM(4)							     Kernel Interfaces Manual							     TM(4)

NAME
tm - TM-11/TE-10 magtape interface SYNOPSIS
/sys/conf/SYSTEM: # Setting AVIVTM configures the TM driver for the AVIV 800/1600/6250 # controller. For more details, see /sys/pdpuba/tm.c. NTM tm_drives # TM11 AVIVTM YES # AVIV 800/1600/6250 controller /etc/dtab: #Name Unit# Addr Vector Br Handler(s) # Comments tm ? 172520 224 5 tmintr # tm11 driver major device number(s): raw: 7 block: 1 minor device encoding: bits 0003 specify TS drive bit 0004 specifies no-rewind operation bits 0030 specify recording density: 0000: 800BPI 0010: 1600BPI (AVIVTM and some other controllers) 0020: 6250BPI (AVIVTM only) DESCRIPTION
The tm-11/te-10 combination provides a standard tape drive interface as described in mtio(4). The standard DEC tm-11 operates only at 800 bpi. Other controllers of this type may also allow operation at 1600 bpi, under software control or by switching manually. FILES
/dev/MAKEDEV script to create special files /dev/MAKEDEV.local script to localize special files SEE ALSO
mt(1), tar(1), tp(1), mtio(4), ht(4), ts(4), mt(4), dtab(5), autoconfig(8) DIAGNOSTICS
te%d: no write ring. An attempt was made to write on the tape drive when no write ring was present; this message is written on the termi- nal of the user who tried to access the tape. te%d: not online. An attempt was made to access the tape while it was offline; this message is written on the terminal of the user who tried to access the tape. te%d: can't change density in mid-tape. An attempt was made to write on a tape at a different density than is already recorded on the tape. This message is written on the terminal of the user who tried to switch the density. te%d: hard error bn%d er=%b. A tape error occurred at block bn; the tm error register is printed in octal with the bits symbolically decoded. Any error is fatal on non-raw tape; when possible the driver will have retried the operation which failed several times before reporting the error. te%d: lost interrupt. A tape operation did not complete within a reasonable time, most likely because the tape was taken off-line during rewind or lost vacuum. The controller should, but does not, give an interrupt in these cases. The device will be made available again after this message, but any current open reference to the device will return an error as the operation in progress aborts. BUGS
If any non-data error is encountered on non-raw tape, it refuses to do anything more until closed. 3rd Berkeley Distribution January 28, 1988 TM(4)

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MT(1)							      General Commands Manual							     MT(1)

NAME
mt - magnetic tape control SYNOPSIS
mt [-f device] [count] DESCRIPTION
Mt is a user interface to the magnetic tape commands described in mtio(4). It allows one to space a tape forwards or backwards, write end of file markers, etc. With the -f option a tape device can be named, otherwise the environment variable TAPE is used if set, otherwise the default device /dev/nrst4 is assumed. Standard input is used if the tape name is a dash (-). The count argument is used to tell how many blocks or files to space or how many file markers to write. It may be a C-style decimal, octal or hexadecimal constant, by default "1". Command is the action to perform, it may be one of the following, or any unambiguous prefix (like st for status): eof, weof Write count end-of-file markers. fsf Forward space count file markers. fsr Forward space count records. (The size of a record depends on the tape, and may even be variable, depending on the size of the writes.) bsf Backwards space count files. The count may be zero to backspace to the start of the current file. (A tape device need not support backwards movement, or may be very slow doing it. Rewinding and forward spacing may be better.) bsr Backwards space count records. The tape is positioned after the last block of the previous file if you hit a filemark when spacing backwards. The block count is set to -1 to indicate that the driver has no idea where it is on the previous file. eom Forward space to the end of media. rewind Rewind the tape. offline, rewoffl Rewind and take offline. This may cause some drives to eject the tape. status Shows the status of the drive, the sense key of the last SCSI error, current file number, current record number, residual count if the last command that encountered end-of-file, and the current block size. retension Removes tape tension by winding and rewinding the tape completely. erase Erases the tape completely and rewinds it. density Sets the density code to read or write the tape to count. Density codes supported depend on the drive. This command need not be used if the drive senses the proper density on read and can only write one density. blksize, blocksize Sets the block size used to read or write the tape to count. This command may be used to select a fixed block size for a variable block size tape. This will speed up I/O for small block sizes. Use a zero count to use variable sized blocks again. ENVIRONMENT
TAPE Tape drive to use if set. FILES
/dev/nrst4 Default tape device. SEE ALSO
mtio(4), st(4). AUTHOR
Kees J. Bot (kjb@cs.vu.nl) MT(1)
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