Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 52576
cdrom problems - cdparanoia crashes kernel
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:51 EDT
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Description of problem:
When ripping audio with cdparanoia (release III alpha 9) the kernel crashes
occasional tracks of certain cds.
contains the following:
"My SCSI drive is unable to read some tracks, occasionally locks up, or
just behaves strangely in general
Check your termination! All sorts of incredibly weird errors happen on
without (or with too much!) termination. Real examples of termination
users whose drives would work under windows but not Linux (the windows
was turning on active termination; the Linux driver was not) all the
way to a user
whose computer would crash every time he tried to rip track seven of a
disc (and he's already checked termination twice!)."
This might be related to bug report #52411 which II reported Aug 23, 2001:
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
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert audio CD known to cause the kernel to crash
2. Run ripperX (which runs cdparanoia) with full paranoia options
Actual Results: occasionally the kernel will crash
I have new information that this bug is probably a bad interaction
between cdparanoia and the program that attempts to automatically
mount CDs when they are inserted. I am running GNOME, and the problem
seems to have disappeared once I turned it off, using GNOME Control
Center/CD Properties/ Automatically mount CD when inserted.
I still have one CD that 100% of the time will crash the kernel when I
rip the last track with cdparanoia. The CD has scratches, and when I
turn off the automatic scratch detection and removal, the track will
rip but is truncated.
I've got similar but different issues with cdparanoia. re:"The CD has scratches, and when I turn off the automatic scratch detection and removal, the track will rip but is truncated." I get the same thing, ie. cdparanoia crashing when ripping cds with scratches.
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