[clug] data corruption riddle

Eyal Lebedinsky eyal at eyal.emu.id.au
Thu Jun 5 19:02:19 EST 2003

Stephen Jenkin wrote:
> If you've tried reading/writing with 'dd' & forcing the same blocksize
> bothways, then it isnt the problem.

Yes, I did two things:
	- "mt setblk" on writing and reading
	- use program that use fixed block i/o (tar)

'tar' is designed for tapes and knows how to do it. I will be astonished
to find that it is the cause of the problem.

Anyway, I also read the tape with 'dd' and ended up with exactly the
same file, so the corruption must have happened on the way to the tape

BTW, I am now following another possibility: usb interference with

Eyal Lebedinsky (eyal at eyal.emu.id.au) <http://samba.org/eyal/>

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