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    SubjectRe: CD writing in future Linux try #2 [ was: Re: CD writing in future Linux (stirring up a hornets' nest) ]
    Jan Engelhardt schrieb am 2006-01-29:

    > Does speed==40 also suffice?
    > How about a DVD at 8x speed? (Even faster than CD at 40x)

    The block size of 2352 bytes (not a power of two and not a multiple of
    512 either) is important.

    Just check the CPU load. The machine is pretty crawling without DMA,
    with high system and I/O wait figures. Even fast machines (Athlon XP
    2500+) are hogged down so much the mouse pointer gets jerky.

    Matthias Andree
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