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Tape NOT work after Hardware Error

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Tape NOT work after Hardware Error

Hi all,


I have a HP Ultrium 6-SCSI SAS tape connected to marvell SAS HBA under fedora linux 19 x64 (3.10.9-100.fc18.x86_64).

And when I achieve about 20GB data to the tape.


time tar cf /dev/st0 dat


It failed in the middle:

tar: /dev/st0: Cannot close: Input/output error
tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors


real    4m11.862s
user    0m3.403s
sys    0m43.625s

and the kernel reports:

[ 2896.932143] st0: Sense Key : Hardware Error [current]
[ 2896.937403] st0: Add. Sense: Internal target failure

Following is full kernel message from driver loading to error occurred:

[ 2105.485800] mvsas 0000:01:00.0: mvsas: driver version 0.8.16
[ 2105.491664] mvsas 0000:01:00.0: mvsas: PCI-E x8, Bandwidth Usage: 5.0 Gbps
[ 2112.272808] scsi9 : mvsas
[ 2112.386314] scsi 9:0:0:0: Sequential-Access HP       Ultrium 6-SCSI   O39D PQ: 0 ANSI: 6
[ 2112.396324] scsi 9:0:1:0: Enclosure         HPT      EJ6172           0200 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
[ 2112.406252] st 9:0:0:0: Attached scsi tape st0
[ 2112.410719] st 9:0:0:0: st0: try direct i/o: yes (alignment 4 B)
[ 2112.416949] st 9:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg1 type 1
[ 2112.422571] scsi 9:0:1:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 13
[ 2112.436901] ses 9:0:1:0: Attached Enclosure device
[ 2123.306988] st0: Block limits 1 - 16777215 bytes.
[ 2896.932143] st0: Sense Key : Hardware Error [current] 
[ 2896.937403] st0: Add. Sense: Internal target failure


And then I reboot the machine and found that the driver did not detect the HP tape device.


And I shutdown the tape and start it again.

Found the the fan is working, but no motor's noise and no LED flashing or light on.


Is there any body know what happened to the tape and what can I do?