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

From: Jens Axboe (
Date: Sun Feb 11 2001 - 11:47:07 EST

On Sat, Feb 10 2001, Pavel Machek wrote:
> > ioctl(cd_fd, CDROM_SELECT_SPEED, speed);
> Does this actually work? I helped my friend with partly broken cdrom
> (worked only at low speeds) and it did not have much effect. It did
> not make my cdrom quiet, either, AFAI can remember.

It's no news that vendors only implement what they want to. New
cd-r/w and dvd drives are not required to implement this command,
so it may not work there either.

Jens Axboe

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