[lug] gcombust & magicdev

D. Stimits stimits at idcomm.com
Sun Sep 30 17:21:01 MDT 2001

Rob Riggs wrote:
> 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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The ide-scsi is probably something that could go to the kernel devel
list, but if it is a problem of the other software, you'll probably only
get referrals. If you do send to kernel dev list, include all the info
you can (they'll want specifics). Kernel dev is:
linux-kernel at vger.kernel.org

D. Stimits, stimits at idcomm.com

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