Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 84414
Philips PCRW4816 hangs after writing CD
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:51:17 EDT
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Description of problem:
I've tried to use my new PCRW4816 under RedHat 8.0, using cdrecord.
It works fine EXCEPT when it should finish writing -- then it hangs
the machine (or rather, makes the machine _extremely_ unresponsive but
not totally dead).
Looking at logs, it seems the drive is timeouting all SCSI commands
and cdrecord for some reason can not progress.
Interestingly, the same thing in -dummy mode works just fine.
I am using -eject
This problem need a power recycle to clear, a soft boot isn't enough,
which suggests to me that the drive itself is at fault.
It seems to have firmware version P1.3
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert blank CD
2. cdrecord speed=24 -eject -data foobar.iso
Actual Results: CD is written OK, but then machine hangs. Need power cycle to
recognize CD drive again.
Expected Results: Finish writing ok.
seem to be the kernel
I tried this again, setting recording speed to 16x -- and it works fine.
I had previously worked from the assumption that lower speeds are more
reliable and tried 4x.
Argh! Whatever, anyway, speed 16x seems to be working.
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