On December 5, valen at tuatha.org said:
>> I got stung on this before. I think the blocksize of GNU tar is 10k.
> Solaris tar is 5k. That's what counts, not the underlying blocksize of
> the device, as it's a character device, after all.
Umma. On another machine here, if I do a dd if=/dev/foo of=/dev/st0,
the DDS drive complains bitterly unless I add a bs=16384. mt -f
/dev/st0 status tells me that 16384 is its preferred blocksize.
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