What does 'kernel: st1: Block limits 1 - xxxxxxx bytes' tape drive message mean, and can it be suppressed?

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  • The following message appears in dmesg and /var/log/messages, in relation to tape devices:
kernel: st1: Block limits 1 - 2097152 bytes
  • What does this message mean and can it be suppressed if not harmful?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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