Something is wrong with the scsi layer(? but see my scsi-tape mail today) in 2.1.89, sorry no log messages.
I have a tar archive on a zip-disk (made with 2.1.85 as far as i can remember)
tar czf /dev/sdb some_dirs # /dev/sdb is my zip-drive (parallel zip)
When you try
tar xvzf /dev/sdb
then the whole things gets stuck and does nothing....
even worse if you do a
then the Kernel FREEZES No networking no log messages nothing.
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