Re: vmware 2.0.3, kernel 2.4.0 and a cdrom

From: Rick Richardson (
Date: Sat Feb 24 2001 - 19:42:56 EST

On Sun, Jan 14 2001, Martin Maciaszek wrote:
> Since I installed Kernel 2.4.0 VMware is no longer able to
> recognize my cdrom drive. VMware shows a dialog box on power up
> with following content:
> [...]
> CDROM: '/dev/scd0' exists, but does not appear tobe a CDROM device.

On Mon Jan 15 2001, Jens Axboe wrote:
> Could you try with this patch, so maybe we can get some hints as to what
> is going on?

I didn't see any reply to the request to see the debug output from
the patch. So here is the output when it is applied to kernel 2.4.2:

Feb 24 18:36:11 ipcroe kernel: Detected scsi CD-ROM sr0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 6, lun 0
Feb 24 18:36:11 ipcroe kernel: sr0: scsi-1 drive
Feb 24 18:36:19 ipcroe kernel: sr0: CDROM (ioctl) reports ILLEGAL REQUEST.
Feb 24 18:36:19 ipcroe kernel: Mode Sense (10) 00 0e 00 00 00 00 00 18 00
Feb 24 18:36:19 ipcroe kernel: [valid=0] Info fld=0x0, Current sr00:00: sense key Illegal Request
Feb 24 18:36:19 ipcroe kernel: Additional sense indicates Invalid command operation code


Rick Richardson
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