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SubjectRe: ide-cdrom / atapi burning bug - 2.6.1
On Sat, 2004-01-31 at 10:49, Jens Axboe wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 31 2004, David Ford wrote:
> > I don't have an RW, but when my cdrom fixates, it stalls everything
> > while it's fixating. I have an nForce chipset. (2.6.x)
> Does "everything" mean everything on that ide channel? If so, then
> that's a hardware limitation.

I have seen the problem as well.

It is not just processes using the IDE. Everything will pause for a
second or two. (Which causes grief with streaming audio running at the
same time.)

Even more annoying is that it does not always occur. I have not tried
tracking down where the kernel is getting hung up at that moment since
it has been fairly intermittent for me.

"Push that big, big granite sphere way up there from way down here!
Gasp and sweat and pant and wheeze! Uh-oh! Feel momentum cease!
Watch it tumble down and then roll the boulder up again!"
- The story of Sisyphus by Dr. Zeus in Frazz 12/18/2003

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