growisofs for cd-RW and DVD-RW?
Is there a tool like growisofs which workds with CD-R and/or DVD-R? I
have had no problem using cdrecord and dvdrecord, but growisofs looked
like a convenient tool to reduce the effort of multisession. I have no
problem with dvdrecord other than it seeming to use PIO instead of DMA
for burning, and taking far too many CPU cycles. cdrecord seems to burn
CDs using DMA but whines about burning DVDs.
Am I missing something with dvdrecord, or do I have to apply the kernel
patch to make it work? There's a push to use stock kernels for this, so
I very much don't want to choose that fight, slow and CPU intensive is
better than commiting to providing custom kernels indefinitely.
gaimboi:root> growisofs -v -dummy -Z /dev/scd0 -dDRNL white*
:-( /dev/scd0: unsupported MMC profile 9
gaimboi:root> dvdrecord dev=0,0,0 -checkdrive
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Cdrecord 1.11a15 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2001 Jörg Schilling
scsibus: 0 target: 0 lun: 0
Linux sg driver version: 3.1.24
Using libscg version 'bero-0.5a'
dvdrecord: Warning: using inofficial version of libscg (bero-0.5a
'@(#)scsitransp.c 1.81 01/04/20 Copyright 1988,1995,2000 J. Schilling').
Device type : Removable CD-ROM
Version : 0
Response Format: 2
Vendor_info : 'PIONEER '
Identifikation : 'DVD-RW DVR-104 '
Revision : '1.40'
Device seems to be: Generic mmc2 DVD.
Using generic SCSI-3/mmc CD-R driver (mmc_cdr).
Driver flags : SWABAUDIO BURNFREE
Supported modes: TAO PACKET SAO SAO/R96P SAO/R96R
Common and standard drive, updated to the latest firmware a few days
ago. Since it never tries to write and the media works fine with other
software, "use better media" doesn't seem useful.
E. Robert Bogusta
It seemed like a good idea at the time