Re: Slowing down CDROM drives (was: Re: ATAPI CDRW which doesn't work)

From: Jens Axboe (
Date: Mon Feb 05 2001 - 08:48:03 EST

On Mon, Feb 05 2001, Rogerio Brito wrote:
> Well, this has nothing to do with the above, but is there any
> utility or /proc entry that lets me say to my CD drive that it
> should not work at full speed?
> Basically, some drives make way too much noise when they're
> operating at full speed. When I'd like to listen to some MP3s
> from a burned CD-R, what I'm currently doing is copying the
> files that I want to /tmp and listening from there, but this
> is obviously a dirty solution. :-(

        ioctl(cd_fd, CDROM_SELECT_SPEED, speed);

Jens Axboe

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