Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 190634
growisofs writes to disk even if mkisofs has an error.
Last modified: 2007-12-03 15:38:08 EST
Description of problem:
Growisofs will continue to write to a disk, even if mkisofs has an error before
it even starts to process the files.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Have some files that mkisofs won't process such as utf-8 character sets.
2. Run growisofs to write to your burner the files in the directory as indicated.
3. The writing can be in any program or frontend that uses growisofs to write
to the media.
Actual results: Growisofs continues to finsh the DVD, even though mkisofs
didn't create any data to be written to the DVD. Now a coaster exists.
Growisofs shouldn't start any writing process before mkisofs is actually
generating data to write to the DVD. Growisofs shouldn't try to finish the DVD
if there was no data written to the DVD. If mkisofs doesn't produce data, then
the DVD should be left blank.
This happens in k3b as well.
This is an issue with error handling.
mkisofs returns this error message when running;
"Incorrectly encoded string (Onan post L'\uffffducation d'Anna.avi) encountered."
The call was growisofs -Z /dev/hdc -R -J *
If the file name is to long, a coaster will be made as well.
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.
Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?
Once I update to F7, I will test this to see if it continues.
Fedora 7 contains "dvd+rw-tools-7.0-3", which has many upstream fixes since
"dvd+rw-tools-18.104.22.168.8-6". Did that version of dvd+rw-tools worked better for
I have not done much burning since installing F7. But I have not been able to
recreate the problem yet so I would close this bug.
Thanks for updating this bugreport.
Setting status to "CURRENTRELEASE", as per comment #4. If you still experience
this problem at a later time, feel free to reopen this bugreport.