In short, the problem was that the SCSI tape device driver seems to hang
if interrupted during a write - the only fix being a reboot.
The suggested solutions were...
1. Get the tape synchonization error patch.
I already have the patch which does fix the tape sync problems but this
seems to be unrelated or, at least, a different problem.
2. Power cycle the drive.
I have. Occasionaly this works but usually not.
3. mt -f /dev/rstn reset
I have not tried this yet and am not sure what it is since the SunOS man
pages do not list a "reset" argument. Next time the device hangs, I will
try it and see.
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