[Wlug] writing to tape

Brad Noyes maitre@ccs.neu.edu
Fri, 19 Jul 2002 14:33:05 -0400


On Fri, Jul 19, 2002 at 01:24:05PM -0400, doug waud wrote:
> Brad Noyes wrote:
> > 
> > On Thu, Jul 18, 2002 at 09:39:48PM -0400, doug waud wrote:
> > > Brad Noyes wrote:
> > > >
> > > >  512 byte chucks.
> > >
> > > How do you get the byte size of a chuck?
> > just a guess. For some reason 512 bytes stuck in my head as a block size so i
> > tried it and it worked.
> > 
> > i did some more looking and i found some info on how tar handles things
> > http://www.gnu.org/manual/tar/html_node/tar_130.html
> > 
> > And this site give some good information on block sizes and tapes, under the
> > "BLOCK SIZES" section
> > http://www.faqs.org/faqs/aix-faq/part2/section-1.html
> > 
> > also in mt's man page, there is an option to set the block size (setblk), which
> > only works for scsi tapes.
> > 
> > >
> > > For example, if we pipe Homic and/or Anderson to chucksize
> > > what would the output be?
> > >
> > i don't understand what your asking here.
> 
> I guess I should restate the question:
> How do you guess the byte size of a chuck?  :-)
> 
> (I was using that typo to have fun with Homic and Anderson)
> 
> Sorry, I did not intend to be taken seriously; normally nobody does! 
> :-)

heheh, i didn't even notice that typo! I have a reputation at work for creating
very subtle typos, which change the meaning of a sentence completely, in
messages i send out to the whole company or department.

oh well. i should have know that coming from you doug.

--brad