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SubjectRe: cdrom: a dirty CD can freeze your system
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> It's worse than that. See http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=114003595500002&r=1&w=2
> and other similar reports. So far, noone cares it seems (for several years already).

woops ... fortunately, I dont have that kind of problem. my code just does:

loop {
ioctl( SG_IO - timeout=3 seconds);
write block to disk.
}
SG_IO behaves a bit more friendly.... than, say, "CDROMREAD{MODE1,MODE2,AUDIO}" does.
nevertheless, the IDE interface becomes unusable until you reboot the system.
e.g., just right now, I did:

o insert bad CD
o read it until an error occurs.
o "hdparm -w /dev/hdb" - this will turn DMA off. kernel log shows:
hdb: DMA disabled
hdb: ATAPI reset complete
o "hdparm -d 1 /dev/hdb" to reenable DMA, "hdparm /dev/hdb" to look at the
drive settings. the kernel log then shows:
hdb: irq timeout: status=0xd0 { Busy }
ide: failed opcode was: unknown
hdb: ATAPI reset complete
hdb: status error: status=0x49 { DriveReady DataRequest Error }
hdb: status error: error=0x04 { AbortedCommand }
ide: failed opcode was: unknown
hdb: drive not ready for command
hda: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
hda: dma_intr: error=0x84 { DriveStatusError BadCRC }
ide: failed opcode was: unknown
hdb: request sense failure: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
hdb: request sense failure: error=0x44 { AbortedCommand LastFailedSense=0x04 }
hdparm is now in state "D" -> reboot required.
not so good, da?

kind regards,
herbert rosmanith
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