I'm having a lot of funny problems with a new HP 8100i:
> kernel 2.1.132
> sg, ide, ide-scsi as modules
> HP 8100i
> Whenever I try to write to the drive I get errors like this:
> Cdrecord release 1.6.1 Copyright (C) 1995-1998 Jörg Schilling
> TOC Type: 1 = CD-ROM
> scsidev: '1,00,00'
> scsibus: 1 target: 0 lun: 0
> atapi: -1
> Device type : Removable CD-ROM
> Version : 0
> Response Format: 1
> Vendor_info : 'HP '
> Identifikation : 'CD-Writer+ 8100 '
> Revision : '1.0g'
> Device seems to be: Generic mmc CD-RW.
> Using generic SCSI-3/mmc CD-R driver (mmc_cdr).
> Driver flags : SWABAUDIO
> Current Secsize: -1
> ATIP start of lead in: -11640 (97:26/60)
> ATIP start of lead out: 337350 (75:00/00)
> Disk type: Cyanine, AZO or similar
> Manufacturer: CMC Magnetics Corporation
> Starting to write CD/DVD at speed 1 in dummy mode for single session.
> Last chance to quit, starting dummy write in 9 seconds.
> /usr/X11R6/lib/xcdroast-0.96e/bin/cdrecord-1.6.1: Input/output error.
> blank unit
> : scsi sendcmd: retryable error
> status: 0x2 (CHECK CONDITION)
> Blanking PMA, TOC, pregap
> CDB: A1 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
> Sense Bytes: 70 00 02 00 00 00 00 12 00 00 00 00 30 00 00 00
> Sense Key: 0x2 Not Ready, Segment 0
> Sense Code: 0x30 Qual 0x00 (incompatible medium installed) Fru 0x0
> Sense flags: Blk 0 (not valid)
> cmd finished after 0.004s timeout 9600s
> /usr/X11R6/lib/xcdroast-0.96e/bin/cdrecord-1.6.1: Cannot blank disk,
Anybody who can help?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian Eure [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 1999 11:06 PM
> To: Linux Kernel mailing list
> Subject: Re: cdrecord trouble with recent kernels
> "Mike A. Harris" wrote:
> > On Tue, 5 Jan 1999, Heinz Mauelshagen wrote:
> > >Is there any known problem with cdrecord complaining about the
> > >writer process with recent kernels?
> > >I'm not quite sure when it started, but it's there in > 2.1.131
> > >up to 2.2.0-pre4-ac1.
> > >It was fine with the same SCSI HW configuration in 2.0.36 also.
> > I've had trouble in 2.0.36. I've got a K6-200, 64Mb. If I burn
> > using kernel <= 2.0.35 I can have a free for all process running
> > extravaganza, 30 netscape windows, pine, fetchmail, kernel
> > compile, whatever.. and I get a good burn from xcdroast. If I
> > use 2.0.36 however, I get a frisbee on an idle system if I start
> > up *ONE* thing that accesses the hard disk, such as a new
> > invocation of pine, or an invocation of fetchmail (which calls
> > sendmail/procmail).
> > I posted about this problem previously to the cdwrite mailing
> > list, and was told it is likely a media problem. It is not a
> > media problem however. I took a CDRW and tested 2.0.35/2.0.36
> > and it is replicable. The burn succeeds in .35, and fails in
> > .36. Burns succeed in .36 if the system is idle. I even reniced
> > xcdroast, cdrecord, etc to -20 (which shouldn't make any
> > difference anyways) and it did affect the length of time that it
> > took to cause frisbeeness, but it did still produce a bad burn.
> > My CDRW is *NOT* bad. I have burned several things on that disc
> > since (in 2.0.35) and in windows, and the disk images are
> > flawless.
> > IMHO 2.0.36 is somehow broken when it comes to burning CD's. It
> > seems like the RT scheduling isn't happening, but I have no idea
> > how to debug the true problem or where to begin, so my comment is
> > just mere speculation. Since I do have a CDRW, I am certainly
> > willing to try and locate the problem, all I need are _detailed_
> > instructions of what to do to track the problem down. Right now,
> > I'm falling back to 2.0.35 to get any burns done and still be
> > able to abuse my computer.
> > Here is the output of cdrecord from a burn I did a while ago:
> > Cdrecord release 1.6.1 Copyright (C) 1995-1998 Jrg Schilling
> > TOC Type: 1 = CD-ROM
> > scsidev: '0,00,00'
> > scsibus: 0 target: 0 lun: 0
> > atapi: -1
> > Device type : Removable CD-ROM
> > Version : 2
> > Response Format: 1
> > Vendor_info : 'HP '
> > Identifikation : 'CD-Writer+ 7200 '
> > Revision : '3.01'
> > Device seems to be: Generic mmc CD-RW.
> > Using generic SCSI-3/mmc CD-R driver (mmc_cdr).
> > Driver flags : SWABAUDIO
> > Track 01: data 621 MB
> > Total size: 713 MB (70:40.32) = 318024 sectors
> > Lout start: 713 MB (70:42/24) = 318024 sectors
> > Current Secsize: -1
> > ATIP start of lead in: -11640 (97:26/60)
> > ATIP start of lead out: 337350 (75:00/00)
> > Disk type: Cyanine, AZO or similar
> > Manufacturer: CMC Magnetics Corporation
> > Blocks total: 337350 Blocks current: 337350 Blocks remaining:
> > 19326
> > RBlocks total: 349030 RBlocks current: 349030 RBlocks remaining:
> > 31006
> > Starting to write CD/DVD at speed 2 in write mode for single
> > session.
> > Waiting for reader process to fill input-buffer ... input-buffer
> > ready.
> > Starting new track at sector: 0
> > /usr/lib/xcdroast-0.96e/bin/cdrecord-1.6.1: Input/output error.
> > write_g1: scsi sendcmd: retryable error
> > status: 0x2 (CHECK CONDITION)
> > CDB: 2A 00 00 00 29 20 00 00 10 00
> > Sense Bytes: F0 00 03 00 00 00 00 19 00 00 2C B0 0C 09 00 00
> > Sense Key: 0x3 Medium Error, Segment 0
> > Sense Code: 0x0C Qual 0x09 (write error - loss of streaming) Fru
> > 0x0
> > Sense flags: Blk 0 (valid)
> > cmd finished after 3.024s timeout 40s
> > write track data: error after 21561344 bytes
> > Sense Bytes: F0 00 00 00 00 00 00 19 00 00 2C B0 00 00 00 00 00
> > 00
> > Writing time: 82.795s
> > /usr/lib/xcdroast-0.96e/bin/cdrecord-1.6.1: fifo had 786 puts and
> > 659 gets.
> > /usr/lib/xcdroast-0.96e/bin/cdrecord-1.6.1: fifo was 0 times
> > empty and 641 times full, min fill was 97%.
> > Fixating time: 133.975s
> > Now, I don't understand all of the above, but when I look at it,
> > it seems to indicate bad media "Medium Error". Thats fine and
> > dandy, except it does the same with my CDRW disk and it *ONLY*
> > does it in 2.0.36, and only when I try and run any apps while
> > burning. If I then reboot into 2.0.35, and do the exact same
> > burn, it succeeds and the disk verifies perfectly.
> > This is VERY strange indeed... Let me know what I can do to try
> > and put together an adequate bug report that may lead to a
> > solution.
> I have run into some problems that are somewhat similar, but
> much, much
> more fun. I can burn CDs with 2.0.36 just fine, and I used the
> 2.2.0-pre5 for a few burns just fine... but my HP 7110i cd-rw drive(s)
> seem to stop working after a few short months. I start getting little
> problems, like the drive needs to have a blank cd re-inserted a few
> times before it sees it, proceeding to making coasters and
> then flat out
> not working for reading or writing. I'm on my 3rd warranty-replaced
> 7110i drive in less than a year. The results are very inconsistent-
> sometimes the drive works flawlessly, other times it pukes.
> It does not
> seem to matter if I'm using the system at the time. It's not an
> environmental condition local to the computer- I've tried the drive(s)
> in three seperate systems, all with the same outcome. I'm
> just guessing
> that HP had a really bad drive design team, but if anyone
> finds evidence
> that this is caused by cdrecord or the kernel- let me know.
> | ian eure, network admin, freelance security consultant, and |
> | manically depressed paranoid schizophrenic, at your service. |
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