Re: ATAPI goes haywire in 2.2.18 when CD-DVD drive accessed from Gnome

From: Mike A. Harris (
Date: Sat Oct 14 2000 - 02:50:01 EST

On Sat, 14 Oct 2000, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:

>Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2000 01:09:32 -0600
>From: Jeff V. Merkey <>
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>Subject: ATAPI goes haywire in 2.2.18 when CD-DVD drive accessed from Gnome
>Here's another one for the pile of CD/DVD problems....
>With ide-scsi loaded, and after exiting gnome (where I attempted to read
>an IDE CD-DVD drive from gnome), I see the following messages in the
>var/log/messages file that repeat over and over again:

I get similar errors logged all the time on my CDROM unit. Any
time a cd player program is running with no audio CD in the CDROM
unit, for some reason, the kernel likes to tell you about it on
every console, and via syslog too. A real PITA if you use a
snazzy GNOME CD player that runs all the time in the panel. I've
had to kill all CD programs in order to keep logs to a sane size.

It annoys me enough that I've considered removing all printk's
from the cdrom drivers... I have no idea what is at fault..

      Mike A. Harris - Linux advocate - Open source advocate
              Computer Consultant - Capslock Consulting
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