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xfsdump manual page inaccurate for -b option?

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Subject: xfsdump manual page inaccurate for -b option?
From: Jeremy Jackson <jerj@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 04 Jun 2004 16:15:27 -0400
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I'm reading xfsdump/common/drive_scsitape.c:calc_best_blk_and_rec_sz() and it seems that the manual page is inaccurate regarding the -b switch.

It indicated a 1MiB default, but reading the code, it looks like if -m is not used and if -b is not used, and the device is a local (not rmt) tape device, then the block size defaults to the lesser of the drive's maximum blocksize, or STAPE_MAX_RECSZ

A description of tape records (vs tape blocks) would be helpful also.



Jeremy Jackson
Coplanar Networks

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