Solaris St (SCSI Tape) driver : Cannot Alloc Contig Buf For I/O For 2097152 Blk Size (Doc ID 1932310.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 to 10 1/13 U11 [Release 10.0]
x86_64

Symptoms

The following message is displayed in /var/adm/messages when tape is first used:

Mar 25 15:00:12 localhost scsi: [ID 107833 kern.warning] WARNING: /pci@78,0/pci8086,3c08@3/pci10df,fc42@0/fp@0,0/tape@w5001ffffffffffff,0 (st4):
Mar 25 15:00:12 localhost Cannot alloc contig buf for I/O for 2097152 blk size

This may occur for sizes other than 2097152 (typically larger) depending on the HBA hardware.

Cause

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