Re: audio cd writing causes massive swap and crash

From: Jens Axboe
Date: Thu Jul 22 2004 - 10:12:56 EST

On Thu, Jul 22 2004, Ed Sweetman wrote:
> I've had other people test writing. It appears that scsi-emu is not
> effected by this memory leak when writing audio cds. So it would appear
> that ide-cd along with any of the dependent ide source files is the
> culprit. But I cannot find anywhere in ide-cd that is apparent to being
> a mem leak. There are various conditions in ide_do_drive_cmd that state
> that the cdrom driver has to be very careful about handling but without
> intimate knowledge of the driver, I can't be sure that it's sufficiently
> handling those situations.
> Surprisingly, it's very hard to find anyone who's used the native atapi
> mode to write an audio cd in 2.6. Which is partly why this problem
> hasn't generated more mail traffic here I would guess.

That's not true, lots of people use it. But, oddly, the leak isn't
reproducable on any machine I've tested.

Jens Axboe

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