Bug 426303 - exception writing dual layer dvd
Summary: exception writing dual layer dvd
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 8
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-12-19 21:51 UTC by Neal Becker
Modified: 2009-01-09 05:33 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 05:33:46 UTC

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Description Neal Becker 2007-12-19 21:51:46 UTC
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

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Dec 17 09:52:11 nbecker1 kernel: ata4.00: ATAPI: Slimtype DVD A  DS8A1P, CH71, 
max MWDMA2
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

Comment 1 Tom Horsley 2007-12-31 05:36:17 UTC
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
work OK).

Comment 2 Neal Becker 2007-12-31 14:13:46 UTC
I wish that was the problem, but I doubt it, because I paid premium price to 
buy top brand media.

Comment 3 Chuck Ebbert 2008-01-02 23:00:56 UTC
Is the media recommended by the drive vendor?  E.g. for an LG drive the only
recommended dual-layer media is Verbatim.

Comment 4 Dimitris 2008-05-23 13:21:47 UTC
well well, look what i found... interesting... today i'm having the SAME problem:

Fedora 7
wodim 1.1.6-6
Plextor DVD
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.

Comment 5 Dimitris 2008-05-23 13:24:41 UTC
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
with wodim.

Comment 6 Dimitris 2008-05-23 13:33:55 UTC
yup, here is another guy with the same problem:


solution: use growisofs instead, chances are wodim won't be fixed.

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