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    SubjectRe: [RFC] removal of legacy cdrom drivers (Re: [PATCH] mcdx.c insanity removal)
    viro@parcelfarce.linux.theplanet.co.uk wrote:

    > OK... So we have
    > * potentially faulty mcdx (2.4, apparently either driver corrupts
    > memory in some conditions or isofs does the same for some IO failures -
    > need to take a look at that report more carefully).
    > * cdu31a (FUBAR driver, nasty to fix, "most of the time" works on
    > 2.6)
    > * sbpcd (at least two, both untested with 2.6)

    Okay, with a trivial hack to have the thing initialise when builtin,
    sbpcd does pretend to work:

    3y25:~$ uname -r
    2.6.5
    3y25:~$ mount | grep cdrom
    /dev/sbpcd on /mnt/cdrom type iso9660 (ro,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    3y25:~$ ls /mnt/cdrom/
    cd.id* install.exe* lecdemos/ readme.doc* resource/
    support/

    However, any "cp" from cd-rom oopses the box.

    > Is anybody willing to fix those drivers?

    I was actually planning to get around to that at some point. Somewhat
    fond of this drive. As you say, driver is a disaster area; a few trivial
    fixes are not what it wants and at this point, fixing it properly would
    not be a trivial undertaking for me. Am also currently very busy
    elsewhere. Could it be kept around a bit?

    Rene.
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