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SubjectRe: [PATCH,RFC] make ide-scsi more selective
On Wednesday 22 August 2001 08:54 pm, Ion Badulescu wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Aug 2001, Nicholas Knight wrote:
> > Could you elaborate on this? I almost never use modules for my
> > primary desktop system, SCSI emulation support and SCSI generic
> > driver were both compiled in, and I had "hdc=ide-scsi" and later also
> > tried "hdc=scsi" and
> Well, hdc=ide-scsi is for 2.2 and hdc=scsi is for 2.4. Yup, yet another
> of those gratuitious incompatibilities.

tried both, neither worked, even with SCSI CD-ROM support enabled

> > I was unable to read from it with any device, /dev/sr0 /dev/sda
> > /dev/scd0 were all dead-ends, but I was able to WRITE just fine... I
> > just don't want to reboot every time I want to write to the drive,
> > nor reboot when I want to READ from it.
> I'm not sure why this is happening for you, my CDR drive works for both
> reading and writing using the ide-scsi driver. But it's a known fact
> that ide-scsi is not perfect, so that could explain it.

I've gotten the impression that ide-scsi isn't perfect :)

> > Disabling ATAPI CD-ROM support, and enabling SCSI CD-ROM (along with
> > SCSI emulation support and SCSI generic support) worked, and now I
> > just access both my CD-RW drive and my DVD-ROM drive through /dev/sr0
> > and /dev/sr1.
> So now you're saying it *does* work with ide-scsi? I'm utterly
> confused...

I'll be more specific:

I've used this in 2.4.8 and 2.4.8-ac9 to read from my IDE/ATAPI CD-RW
drive while also using it to write to
I now have IDE/ATAPI CD-ROM support DISABLED in the ATA/* menu
SCSI emulation is ENABLED in the ATA/* menu
SCSI CD-ROM support is ENABLED in the SCSI menu
SCSI Generic is ENABLED in the SCSI menu
I do not have any parameters (such as hdX=scsi or ide-scsi) being passed
to the kernel except those for my SB16 card, which doesn't have any
devices hooked to its IDE port.

this appears at kernel boot:
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
scsi0 : SCSI host adapter emulation for IDE ATAPI devices
Vendor: PLEXTOR Model: CD-R PX-W1610A Rev: 1.00
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Vendor: PIONEER Model: DVD-ROM DVD-113 Rev: 1.08
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
Attached scsi CD-ROM sr1 at scsi0, channel 0, id 1, lun 0
sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 40x/40x writer cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
sr1: scsi3-mmc drive: 0x/0x cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray

using 0,0,0 works for cdrecord, and using /dev/sr0 to mount discs in my
CD-RW drive and /dev/sr1
using /dev/hdc and /dev/hdd does NOT work now

Without this setup, I've been unable to read from my CD-RW drive while
it's also setup to write to with SCSI generic.

> > My primary concern here is other users who haven't figured this out,
> > I know at least one ATAPI/IDE CD-R(W) in Linux HOWTO tells the user
> > that they'll have to use two seperate kernel images, one to allow
> > reading from their drive and the other for writing, infact that was
> > my original method.
> Nope. Ide-scsi should be fine for both reading and writing.

didn't for me
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