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Bug 6861

Summary: tar dead after selective directory extraction command
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: J.M. Roth <jmroth>
Component: tarAssignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer <bero>
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Description J.M. Roth 1999-11-09 21:18:29 UTC
When I try to extract a certain directory from our tape
drive using:
tar -xvf /dev/st0 home/FV/etimine
tar dies (D in ps -aux)
tar -tvf /dev/st0 works, it displays the tar's contents
a complete extraction also works
upgraded to tar 1.13 already, same error

Comment 1 J.M. Roth 1999-11-09 22:14:59 UTC
sorry, tar also seems "D" (dead) during a full restore or something
why does it show as "dead"? confusion!

Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 1999-11-11 15:27:59 UTC
The process state "D" means "uninterruptible sleep (IO)", and is
perfectly normal for tasks handling slow media such as tape drives or
floppy disks.