From: Paul Mc Auley (pmcauley at domain iol.ie)
Date: Tue 14 Aug 2001 - 09:35:41 IST
On Tue, 14 Aug 2001 09:22:34 +0100 ger.donohue at domain teleca.ie wrote:
| > d: /dev/st0: Cannot allocate memory
| > | and something similar from cat. However Amanda still works fine!
| > | Suffice to say that the machine in question is not short of memory,
| > | and I have tried using explicit size arguments (viz. dd if=/dev/st0
| > | bs=1024 count=1).
| I have seen this error on HP DAT24 on both Linux kernel 2.2.19 and
| Solaris 5.6. The only way I seem to be able to get data from both
| systems using dd is by setting the input file blocksize to 64K.
We have a winner! It also appears that I can reduce the blocksize to
32k (but no further).
Thanks for your help.
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