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SubjectRe: 2.6.0, cdrom still showing directories after being erased
On Tue, Feb 03 2004, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
> On Tue, 3 Feb 2004, [iso-8859-1] Måns Rullgård wrote:
>
> > John Bradford <john@grabjohn.com> writes:
> >
> > > Regardless of specs, I don't know what the majority of devices in the
> > > real world actually do. Maybe Jens and Alan, (cc'ed), can help.
> >
> > Just tested with an ASUS SCB-2408 in my laptop. It gives read errors
> > after doing a fast erase, just like it should.
> >
> > --
> > Måns Rullgård
> > mru@kth.se
> > -
>
> I had to borrow a R/W CDROM because most everybody uses CR-R only
> here. That's why it took so long to check. With SCSI, Linux 2.4.24,
> cdrecord fails to umount the drive before it burns it. The result
> is that the previous directory still remains at the mount-point.
> This, even though cdrecord ejected the drive to "re-read" its
> status.
>
> Bottom line: If the CDROM isn't umounted first, you can still
> get a directory entry even though the CDROM has been written with
> about 500 magabytes of new data.

So what? Just because you can do it, doesn't mean it's a valid thing to
do. You can literally come up with thousands of similar weird things, if
you wanted to.

This whole discussion is silly and pointless.

--
Jens Axboe

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