Re: growisofs vs. LG GSA4040B: unable to CLOSE SESSION (5h/72h/03h):Input/output error
| From: Andy Polyakov <email@example.com>
| > | > /dev/scd0: closing session
| > | > :-( unable to CLOSE SESSION (5h/72h/03h): Input/output error
| > Is this a forgivable flaw in the drive or is this an expected/legal
| > result on a standards-conforming drive?
| Believed to be former.
| > If it is an expected/legal result, some part of the software ought to stop
| > scaring innocent users with drastic-sounding messages :-)
| The problem is that the behaviour seem to vary from manufacturer to
| manufacturer. One tries to calm down LG user, some other might get a
| "heart attack":-) But sure, error message can [and eventually will] be
| complemented with "errors might be bogus" whenever dummy mode is
I wonder if we can get the manufacturer to fix this. After all, they
do release upgraded firmware once in a while (even if the user needs
MS Windows to update the drive's firmware).
Can you point at a standard and say that this LG drive is violating it?
If so, I (as a customer) am willing to try to report it as a bug. Of
course it is a long way from a support person in Canada to an engineer in
| > I find the undocumented growisofs -use-the-force-luke flag intriguing.
| > Is there a reason not to document it?
| E.g. http://lists.debian.org/cdwrite/2003/cdwrite-200310/msg00034.html
| But keep in mind that nothing is carved in stone. If enough users want
| to see it documented, then one is expected to step up and document it.
| If enough users want it to be called something else, then it will be
| called something else in next major release. But I expect these matters
| to be discussed openly. A.
Here is a bit of placeholder documentation. Would you consider
I'm not confident that the description of -o is accurate.
I did find the option parsing a bit, uh, loose.
would be accepted as
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RCS file: RCS/growisofs.1,v
retrieving revision 1.1
diff -u -r1.1 growisofs.1
--- growisofs.1 2004/04/28 19:55:31 1.1
+++ growisofs.1 2004/04/28 21:50:50
@@ -93,6 +93,59 @@
version 1.14, version 2.0 is required for multi-session write-once
+.SH MYSTERY OPTIONS
+Several options are so arcane or dangerous that we don't document them.
+They may be useful to crazy or brilliant users (or front-ends programs such as \fBk3b\fP).
+If you want to know what they do, read the source code.
+restricted version of \fBmkisofs\fP -o
+.BI \-cdrecord\-params n,m
+Same as \fBmkisofs\fP
+.BI \-C n,m
+.BI \-use\-the\-force\-luke=dao[[:|=] daosize ]
+.BI \-use\-the\-force\-luke=tracksize[[:|=] tracksize ]
+.BI \-use\-the\-force\-luke=seek[[:|=] next_session ]
Actual device names vary from one operating system to another. We use
\fI/dev/dvd\fP as a collective name or as symbolic link to the actual
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