Bug 52411 - cdrom problems - /var/log/messages fills with
cdrom problems - /var/log/messages fills with
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-08-23 12:49 EDT by quam
Modified: 2008-08-01 12:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:39:08 EDT
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Description quam 2001-08-23 12:49:21 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.2-2 i686)

Description of problem:
When no cdrom is mounted,  /var/log/messages fills with :
    Aug 23 08:56:58 sleepy kernel: sym53c875E-0-<3,0>: sync msgout:
    Aug 23 08:56:58 sleepy kernel: sym53c875E-0-<3,0>: sync msg in:
    Aug 23 08:56:58 sleepy kernel: sym53c875E-0-<3,0>: sync: per=25
scntl3=0x30             scntl4=0x0 ofs=15 fak=0 chg=0.

Running cdparanoia on one particular cdrom causes kernel crash -- might be
unrelated to the above cdrom problem.

When I reboot into Redhat 6.1, these problems go away.
My cdrom is: Vendor: YAMAHA    Model: CRW6416S          Rev: 1.0c
Win2K reports my SCSI controller is a Symbios Logic 875XS|D:  2280X
/var/log/messages shows:  sym53c8xx: 53c875E detected with Tekram NVRAM

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.reboot system
2.insert cdrom into drive  - no new messages appear in /var/log/messages
3.eject cdrom   /var/log/messages fills with a continuous stream of
messages as                           described

Additional info:
Comment 1 quam 2001-08-28 11:44:15 EDT
Aug 28, 2001.  I discovered that the steady stream of scsi error messages going
/var/log/messages when there is no CD in the CD-drive stopped when the
application gtcd (CDPLAYER) was stopped.  Similarly I found it necessary to turn
off the program that attempts to automatically mount CDs when they are inserted
(Using GNOME Control Center to turn off CD Properties/ Automatically mount CD
when inserted.).

There are still occasional scsi error messages when new disks are inserted in
the drive.
Comment 2 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:39:08 EDT
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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