Bug 55109 - /var/log/messages full of text
Summary: /var/log/messages full of text
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 26055
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: magicdev
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
medium
low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Owen Taylor
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2001-10-25 18:30 UTC by Steve Lowder
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-10-25 18:32:30 UTC


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Description Steve Lowder 2001-10-25 18:30:26 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.9-6smp i686)

Description of problem:
My file, /var/log/messages has many, many lines like:
Oct 23 22:34:35 <my machinename> last message repeated 16 times
Oct 23 22:34:03 <my machinename> kernel: Device not ready.  Make sure there
is a disc in the drive.

I am running GNOME and have two SCSI CDROM drives, I have an identical
machine with only one SCSI CDROM drive that does not have this problem. The
problem drive is a Vendor: YAMAHA   Model: CRW8824S , a CDROM writer.
If a kept a CD in the drive the problem stopped. The solution was to remove
the
magicdev package. The problem is gone.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot Linux with magicdev
2. do not put a cdrom in the Yamaha SCSI drive
3. review /var/log/messages
	

Actual Results:  I see the log message that the device is not ready. Make
sure there is a disc in the drive.

Expected Results:  No entry in the system logs when a disk is not in the
cdrom.

Additional info:

From /var/log/messages

Oct 23 22:34:35 <my machinename> last message repeated 16 times
Oct 23 22:34:03 <my machinename> kernel: Device not ready.  Make sure there
is a disc in the drive.

Comment 1 Owen Taylor 2002-05-28 21:25:53 UTC
(Basically, the problem is that your hardware is buggy and says
that there is a disk in the drive when there isn't; no real
solution other than to turn off automounting from the GNOME
CD properties dialog.)

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 26055 ***


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