Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 79895
Empty CDROM drive causes automounter/scsi diagnostics to be posted to log
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:49:07 EDT
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Description of problem:
Log file get poluted with messages of the form
Dec 16 19:22:41 varja kernel: Device not ready. Make sure there is a disc in
Dec 16 19:22:42 varja kernel: sym53c875-1-<4,*>: target did not report SYNC.
Dec 16 19:22:43 varja last message repeated 10 times
Dec 16 19:22:43 varja kernel: Device not ready. Make sure there is a disc in
and so forth, on an on. The device in question is a Yamaha CDR400t
on SCSI bus. It's unclear whetehr the diagnostic comes from the automounter
probing the device or whether the SCSI subsystem complaining and logging the
I would assert that having nothing in the drive should not be a problem.
The workaround is to always have a cdrom in the drive :-(
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RH7.3 on machine with CRROM
2. Remove CDROM from drive
3. Inspect logs (or listen to the disk writing the record ever few seconds)
Actual Results: Disk clatters, logs fill.
Expected Results: The probe for a CRDOM should have been silent with no diagnostic.
Please try with the latest autofs from Rawhide, and let me know if the
If the problem persists, please include your autofs configuration files.