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UU(4)                 NetBSD/vax Kernel Interfaces Manual                UU(4)

uu -- TU-58/DECtape II UNIBUS cassette interface
options UUDMA uu0 at uba0 csr 0176500 vector uurintr uuxintr
NOTE: This driver has not been ported from 4.4BSD yet. The uu device provides access to dual DEC TU-58 tape cartridge drives connected to the UNIBUS via a DL-11W interface module. The interface supports only block I/O to the TU-58 cassettes (see physio(4)). The drives are normally manipulated with the arff(8) program using the ``m'' and ``f'' options. The driver provides for an optional write and verify (read after write) mode that is activated by specifying the ``a'' device. The TU-58 is treated as a single device by the system even though it has two separate drives, `uu0' and `uu1'. If there is more than one TU-58 unit on a system, the extra drives are named `uu2', `uu3' etc.
Assembly language code to assist the driver in handling the receipt of data (using a pseudo-DMA approach) should be included when using this driver; specify `options UUDMA' in the configuration file.
/dev/uu? /dev/uu?a
uu%d: no bp, active %d. A transmission complete interrupt was received with no outstanding I/O request. This indicates a hardware problem. uu%d protocol error, state=%s, op=%x, cnt=%d, block=%d. The driver entered an illegal state. The information printed indicates the illegal state, the operation currently being executed, the I/O count, and the block number on the cassette. uu%d: break received, transfer restarted. The TU-58 was sending a con- tinuous break signal and had to be reset. This may indicate a hardware problem, but the driver will attempt to recover from the error. uu%d receive state error, state=%s, byte=%x. The driver entered an ille- gal state in the receiver finite state machine. The state is shown along with the control byte of the received packet. uu%d: read stalled. A timer watching the controller detected no inter- rupt for an extended period while an operation was outstanding. This usually indicates that one or more receiver interrupts were lost and the transfer is restarted. uu%d: hard error bn%d, pk_mod %o. The device returned a status code indicating a hard error. The actual error code is shown in octal. No retries are attempted by the driver.
The following errors may be returned: [ENXIO] Nonexistent drive (on open); offset is too large or bad (unde- fined) ioctl(2) code. [EIO] Open failed, the device could not be reset. [EBUSY] Drive in use.
vax/tu(4), arff(8)
The uu driver appeared in 4.2BSD. NetBSD 9.0 February 17, 2017 NetBSD 9.0
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