[lug] gcombust & magicdev
rob at pangalactic.org
Sun Sep 30 12:37:23 MDT 2001
I'm running kernel version 2.4.3 (SMP) under Red Hat 7.1. There seems to
be a conflict under Red Hat, which starts magicdev under X, and
gcombust. Any attempts to write disks while magicdev is running results
in a corrupted disk. The only solution to this problems that I know
works is to kill magicdev.
I'd rather leave magicdev running, since I cannot be bothered to type
"mount /mnt/cdrom" every time I insert a CD. :-)
Does anyone know if there is a fix for this problem?
The root of the problem is the SCSI driver (ide-scsi or other parts of
the SCSI subsystem), which should be smart enough not to allow anything
to interfere with a write operation. However, magicdev is rather
obnoxious when confronted with a disk that cannot be read -- rather than
give up, it tries very hard to read it, filling up my logs with "cdrom:
This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!".
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