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Re: Can only burn coasters now

On Tue, Sep 26, 2006 at 11:38:17AM -0400, Kevin Mark wrote:
> Hi Roberto,
> the only thing that I can think of that changes drive settings is the
> kernel and hdparm. Maybe one of the cd burning programs is invoking
> hdparm? And if so, maybe it doesn't undo its settings after its done?
> As for the notification, there would have to be some mechanism that
> generates those events. I am aware of inotify for file systems changes
> but not of anything that would detect a command that changes drive
> paramaters. What about always invoking hdparam in rc.local? And just a
> wild guess: does this system boot in to win$ as people say that win$ can
> fiddle with devices like wifi cards, clocks and other things for some
> unknown reason.

Hi Kevin,

I only use cdrecord and growisofs from the command line.  No other tools
are involved.  As far as hdparm in an init script, it is already run by
/etc/rcS.d/S07hdparm.  However, the uptime on this system is generally
in the months, so it is not like it is a frequent occurence.  I thought
about a cron job set to run @daily, but that is sort of ugly.  Also,
there is no dual-booting on this box, so it is not a Windows issue.  I
will if there is a way I can showhorn inotify into what I need.



Roberto C. Sanchez

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