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Bug 83826

Summary: Burning a CD using RH8.0 at runlevel 5 causes failed burn (coaster) and lots of scsi errors.
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Leigh Orf <leigh.orf>
Component: magicdevAssignee: Owen Taylor <otaylor>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Version: 8.0CC: jch, mitr
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Description Leigh Orf 2003-02-09 17:39:19 UTC
Description of problem: Burning a CD with RedHat 8.0 consistenly
fails with scsi errors due to concurrent access to /dev/scd0 by
magicdev process

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible: Log in under runlevel 5 (X). A process called
magicdev will be spawned.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in at runlevel 5 (X)
1. sudo cdrecord -audio -dao dev=0,0,0 speed=4 *.wav
2. cdrecord will begin burning and will crash. many scsi errors in /var/log/messages

Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info: If you kill magicdev this problem goes away! Magicdev
is concurrently accessing /dev/scd0 which messes up the cd burn.

As far as I can tell anyone who tries to burn a CD using RH 8.0
with the ide-scsi module should have this problem.

I am using the default 8.0 configuration except I am using the sawfish
window manager.

Comment 1 David Lawrence 2003-02-09 23:12:29 UTC
*** Bug 83825 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 John Haxby 2003-02-11 10:36:45 UTC
Autorun has an option to watch only named devices -- under RH7.2 I used to have
it ignore my CD writer.   Now with Magicdev under 8.0 I can't find out how to
ignore the cd-writer so I just make sure I kill magicdev if I don't want to make
coffee mats.

Ideally, of course, magicdev would "know" when a CD writer is being used for
writing and not watch it until it's been finished with, but I'd settle for an
option to ignore some devices ...

Comment 3 Owen Taylor 2003-02-11 19:20:05 UTC
You can turn off magicdev entirely from Preferences/CD and DVD.

We have some plans in the future for locking access to the CD device,
for now, on problematical hardware you'll just have to turn magicdev

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 34433 ***

Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:51:40 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.