Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 23496
IDE CD-R with SCSI-emul. has "retryable errors"
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:51 EDT
AFAIK, this is a well-known problem and has been reported by many people on
the kernel mailing list before (without solution) but I'm filing it under
"cdrecord" here anyway.
I've set up IDE-SCSI emulation to use an old Mitsumi CR-2801TE to burn
CD's. This works not very well under RHL7 and often stops with errors like
cdrecord: Input/output error. write_g1: scsi sendcmd: retryable error
CDB: 2A 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 1F 00
status: 0x2 (CHECK CONDITION)
Sense Bytes: 70 00 05 00 00 00 00 06 00 00 00 00 30 05 00 00
Sense Key: 0x5 Illegal Request, Segment 0
Sense Code: 0x30 Qual 0x05 (cannot write medium - incompatible format) Fru
Sense flags: Blk 0 (not valid)
The drive has worked before (probably with an unpatched 2.2.16 kernel) but
I get lots of problems with RHL7's 2.2.16-22 kernel.
For one reason or the other having the cd-writer as
the only device on the ide-bus seems to help.
(Cd-writer as master and no slave device.)
I have the same problem. I have a Philip's CDD3610 clone as the slave and a
Mitsumi on the master. Both are on the secondary ide channel. I admit that I
do not use the CD writer much, so I am not sure where it went bad. I know that
I used it on Redhat 6.2 with a recompiled kernel with no problem. I also think
that I used it on the original 7.0 before all of the updates. I still have the
original 7.0 kernel installed in Lilo, but the drive still doesn't work when I
boot with it. I have both my CDROM and CDR installed using SCSI emulation, but
again I never noticed a problem at that time. I may go back and install the 6.2
kernel, recompile it and see if it works. Hopefully, this will work again in
the 2.4 series.
> AFAIK, this is a well-known problem and has been reported by many people on
> the kernel mailing list before (without solution) but I'm filing it under
> "cdrecord" here anyway.
I think having this bug filed under cd-paranoia is not a bad thing. I wished I
could find it when I searched specifically under that package. In fact, it would
be nice if the bugzilla system allowed us to file under more than one package.
I meant cdrecord, of course...
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