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SubjectRe: burning small isos repeatedly failing with hangcheck error
On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 8:14 PM, Robert Hancock <> wrote:
> On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 7:19 PM, Thomas Fjellstrom
> <> wrote:
>>> > I do not recall having these issues with older kernels.
>>> Same wodim version? The commands (and ordering thereof) it is issuing
>>> could have an effect on this..
>> I can't be certain that its the same version of wodim. I have often noticed
>> that it takes far longer to burn a small iso onto a DVDR than you'd
>> intuitively think it would, but I've never had this timeout error happen
>> prior to 2.6.33, not that that means the problem started with 2.6.33, I
>> can't recall how long its been since I last had to burn a really small iso
>> to a DVDR.
>> I can try and test various versions of the kernel and wodim, if you think it
>> would help.
> I think different wodim versions (or try different software like
> growisofs, etc) would be the most promising option. There's really not
> a lot of influence the kernel has on this process, the burning
> software accesses the device with SG_IO which pretty much just passes
> ATAPI commands through to the drive.
> I thought I saw a report recently that some version of wodim was
> sending uninitialized values as the timeout for SG_IO commands, but I
> can't seem to find that mail at the moment..

Found the thread I was thinking of. It was growisofs that was
apparently doing that, though, not wodim:

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