Re: cdrecord 2.01 do READ_BUFFER and crashes drive.
Hin-Tak Leung <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Are you sure that this is a firmware bug?
> > This may also be a bug in the kernel usb driver.
> I cannot tell whether it is firmware or kernel driver bug, but the
> verdict is that on exactly the same system+hardware combination,
> cdrecord 2.00.3 works and 2.01 does not. Some change between the two
> is not working, and it is the new READ_BUFFER. BTW, what's the purpose
> of it? cdrecord 2.00.3 does not have it (and also seem to do things
> quite differently), so the READ_BUFFER seem to be optional.
Older cdrecord versions did not do a sped test.
Cdrecord asumes either a working drive or at least a kernel that returns correct
error information so cdrecord will know that a specific command does not work.
> > BTW: if the kernel would return a _correct_ error indication to cdrecord,
> > cdrecord would stop to repeat this command....
> Actually if I don't press cntl-C, after a while when the device disappears,
> cdrecord goes into a fast infinite loop spilling out message
> 'scsi ioctl failed' many times per second.
> > My advise to you is to try Solaris 10.
> > It is free and it seems that USB on Solaris 10 is better than the implementation
> > on Linux. If you get similar problems with the same hardware, it makes sense
> > to discuss the problem to approach a workaround
> As it happens, this same system had Solaris 7 which I installed 5 years ago.
> Xsun only runs at 16-color at 600x480, and I tried Xfree 3, then Xfree 4.
> (the video module kit from xfree only comes in at Solaris 8). It is a laptop
> and the internal cd drive had been replaced and failed again already. Hence
> the external CD writer. So I don't have any way of installing Solaris 10
> without a working internal cd drive. Besides, I reckon Xsun won't work
> on Solaris 10 either... not very funny running X at 16-color at 600x480,
> however much I like to use Solaris 10!
Are you going to write FUD against Solaris?
Solaris 7 is 8 years old now!
Solaris 10 is the recent version.
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