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SubjectRe: Changes to ide-cd for 2.4.1 are broken?
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[ This is a very old thread; please see [1] for a complete list and [2] for
technical details ]

johnsom@home.com ("Michael Johnson") writes:

> So, the patch you are proposing will always consider the tray open,
> even if it is closed. Why do you need this behavior?

I need the behavior to close the tray when it is open. Currently it will
never by closed.


> Why is checking CDS_TRAY_OPEN, to see if the tray is open, broken?

CDS_TRAY_OPEN will never be returned; only CDS_NO_DISC.


> The code in cdrom.c looks fine to me.

The code there is fine. The code in ide-cd.c is broken:

| if (sense.asc == 0x3a && (!sense.ascq||sense.ascq == 1))
| return CDS_NO_DISC;
| else
| return CDS_TRAY_OPEN;

Assuming the tray is open. Then ATAPI IDE-CD drives will have an
unspecified ASCQ -- which is mostly zero (see ATAPI specification).
Therefore, it will be returned CDS_NO_DISC. This is wrong; the
correct result should be CDS_TRAY_OPEN because it is a more special
description of the state than CDS_NO_DISC and the layers above are
trusting in this value.

CDS_NO_DISC would lead to an immediate error in the open_for_data()
function in cdrom.c, but CDS_TRAY_OPEN makes it possible to close the
tray automatically.

This can be demonstrated by:

| [kernel <2.4.1; open tray]
| $ rmmod cdrom
| $ modprobe cdrom autoclose=1
| $ mount /cdrom
| ... tray will be closed and the CD mounted ...
| $
|
| [kernel >=2.4.1; open tray]
| $ rmmod cdrom
| $ modprobe cdrom autoclose=0
| $ mount /cdrom
| mount: No medium found
| $

As you can see, the current behavior makes the 'autoclose' option
effectless on "normal" IDE-CDROMs. Only special CDROMs following the
Mt Fuji standard can profit from the ASCQ test.

I suggest the patch already given in [3] and will append it again.


> > Hi all, this is an old thread. It was started because the return
> > value from cd info was changed in 2.4.1 in the case when the tray
> > might be open or there simply be no disc in the drive for an IDE
> > CD-ROM.
> > [...]
> > > > >Right, old ATAPI has 3a/02 as the only possible condition, so
> > > > >we can't really tell between no disc and tray open. I guess the
> > > > >safest is to just keep the old behaviour for !ascq and report
> > > > >open.
> > >
> > > > I don't understand why the current(2.4.1) behavior is a problem...
> >
> > Unfortunately changing the return code means that the generic cdrom.c
> > code is broekn, in particular [...] to close when attempted to be
> > mounted.



Enrico

Footnotes:
[1] http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=98244733600003&w=2&r=1

[2] http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=98252992732626&w=2

[3] http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=98244720319144&w=2

--- linux/drivers/ide/ide-cd.c.orig Tue May 29 11:24:24 2001
+++ linux/drivers/ide/ide-cd.c Tue May 29 11:25:44 2001
@@ -2319,10 +2319,7 @@
* any other way to detect this...
*/
if (sense.sense_key == NOT_READY) {
- if (sense.asc == 0x3a && (!sense.ascq||sense.ascq == 1))
- return CDS_NO_DISC;
- else
- return CDS_TRAY_OPEN;
+ if (sense.asc == 0x3a) return CDS_TRAY_OPEN;
}

return CDS_DRIVE_NOT_READY;
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