Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 426303
exception writing dual layer dvd
Last modified: 2009-01-09 00:33:46 EST
Description of problem:
Wrote exactly 50% of dual layer dvd (coincidence)?
Dec 19 16:40:14 nbecker1 kernel: ata4.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr
0x0 action 0x2 frozen
Dec 19 16:40:14 nbecker1 kernel: ata4.00: cmd
a0/01:00:00:00:00/00:00:00:00:00/a0 tag 0 cdb 0x2a data 32768 out
Dec 19 16:40:14 nbecker1 kernel: res
40/00:02:00:0c:00/00:00:00:00:00/a0 Emask 0x4 (timeout)
Dec 19 16:40:19 nbecker1 kernel: ata4: port is slow to respond, please be
patient (Status 0xd0)
Dec 19 16:40:24 nbecker1 kernel: ata4: device not ready (errno=-16), forcing
Dec 19 16:40:24 nbecker1 kernel: ata4: soft resetting port
Dec 19 16:40:24 nbecker1 kernel: ata4.00: configured for MWDMA2
Dec 19 16:40:24 nbecker1 kernel: ata4: EH complete
Dec 19 16:40:27 nbecker1 kernel: ata4.00: 16 bytes trailing data
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Dec 17 09:52:11 nbecker1 kernel: ata4.00: ATAPI: Slimtype DVD A DS8A1P, CH71,
Dec 17 09:52:11 nbecker1 kernel: ata4.00: configured for MWDMA2
Dec 17 09:52:11 nbecker1 kernel: scsi 3:0:0:0: CD-ROM Slimtype DVD
A DS8A1P CH71 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
I've got some really terrible dual layer dvd media someone gave me because
they couldn't get it to work on about 3 different computers with both windows
and linux. I can't get it to work either, and the messages I get are very
similar to the above, so this may be a media problem (I haven't tried any
other media because I never really had much need for it anyway, but dimly
reall the person who gave me the rotten media says he got other media to
I wish that was the problem, but I doubt it, because I paid premium price to
buy top brand media.
Is the media recommended by the drive vendor? E.g. for an LG drive the only
recommended dual-layer media is Verbatim.
well well, look what i found... interesting... today i'm having the SAME problem:
Media: Verbatim DVD-R DL, TDK DVD+R DL
Multiple brands (Verbatim/TDK) and types (+R/-R), all the same problem, which
appears when the drive tries to burn the layer switch (dvd_dual_layer_split).
No solution so far.
oh, and here is another guy with the same problem (liteon drive):
this bug doesn't look like drive or media related, i'd say there is a problem
yup, here is another guy with the same problem:
solution: use growisofs instead, chances are wodim won't be fixed.
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