* Levi Waldron (firstname.lastname@example.org) [021118 15:44]: > On November 17, 2002 08:22 pm, Osamu Aoki wrote: > > >?How do I watch the fifo? > > >? > > >?The new IDE CD-R has "BurnProof" so I think that will indeed help. > > > > Also use nice to lower nice of cdrecord (higher priority) > > > > ?$ nice --9 cdrecord .... > > A testimony: > > I have a K6-2/500MHz 256MB, 32x cdrw with burnproof. I've burnt data CDs > with nice -18, and have opened browsers, kmail, and run md5sums in the cdrom > simultaneously. Often have had fifo min fill 0%, but no problems with the > disc - md5sums still check out. This is exactly what burnproof does. You can load the machine; you can deplete the buffer. Rather than spewing the contents of the empty buffer to the disc (creating a coaster), it suspends the write and resumes when the buffer fills some more. With it, you can even run your burn jobs at _lower_ priority (in case you need those cycles for something else) and it'll be fine. Levi's is a fine example of a slow (by today's standards) machine able to produce good burns while loaded thanks to burnproof. I think the OP should have no worries about what special considerations should be made for the machine beyond enabling burnproof! good times, Vineet -- http://www.doorstop.net/ -- http://www.aclu.org/ It's all about Freedom.
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