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Old 10-29-2005, 02:34 AM   #1
begemotv2718
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growisofs cause system crash on Debian sarge, kernel 2.6.8


I have a serious problem when trying to burn DVD+R disk with growisofs.

When I try to burn iso image of the disk with a command like
growisofs -Z /dev/scd0=myfile.iso
there is a sequence of messages like this
0/3242512384 ( 0.0%) @0x, remaining ??:??
0/3242512384 ( 0.0%) @0x, remaining ??:??
0/3242512384 ( 0.0%) @0x, remaining ??:??
0/3242512384 ( 0.0%) @0x, remaining ??:??
0/3242512384 ( 0.0%) @0x, remaining ??:??
(unfortunately I can not provide the full output because of the following crash).
After giving about five of this messages system freezes and crashes, i.e. does not respond to any keyboard, and become unavailable from the network.
Strangely enough, when I use DVD+RW media (i.e. dvd+rw-format following by growisofs) there is absolutely no problems.

Some diagnostic:
For the offending disks:

dvd+rw-mediainfo /dev/dvd
INQUIRY: [TEAC ][DVD+RW DV-W58E ][D.0C]
GET [CURRENT] CONFIGURATION:
Mounted Media: 1Bh, DVD+R
Current Write Speed: 4.0x1385=5540KB/s
Write Speed #0: 4.0x1385=5540KB/s
Write Speed #1: 2.0x1385=2770KB/s
Speed Descriptor#0: 00/2298495 R@8.0x1385=11080KB/s W@4.0x1385=5540KB/s
Speed Descriptor#1: 00/2298495 R@8.0x1385=11080KB/s W@2.0x1385=2770KB/s
READ DVD STRUCTURE[#0h]:
Media Book Type: A1h, DVD+R book [revision 1]
Media ID: MCC/004
Legacy lead-out at: 2295104*2KB=4700372992
READ DISC INFORMATION:
Disc status: blank
Number of Sessions: 1
State of Last Session: empty
Number of Tracks: 1
READ TRACK INFORMATION[#1]:
Track State: blank
Track Start Address: 0*2KB
Next Writable Address: 0*2KB
Free Blocks: 2295104*2KB
Track Size: 2295104*2KB
READ CAPACITY: 1*2048=2048

for "good" DVD+RW disks:
INQUIRY: [TEAC ][DVD+RW DV-W58E ][D.0C]
GET [CURRENT] CONFIGURATION:
Mounted Media: 1Ah, DVD+RW
Current Write Speed: 4.0x1385=5540KB/s
Write Speed #0: 4.0x1385=5540KB/s
Write Speed #1: 2.0x1385=2770KB/s
Speed Descriptor#0: 00/2298495 R@8.0x1385=11080KB/s W@4.0x1385=5540KB/s
Speed Descriptor#1: 00/2298495 R@8.0x1385=11080KB/s W@2.0x1385=2770KB/s
READ DVD STRUCTURE[#0h]:
Media Book Type: 92h, DVD+RW book [revision 2]
Media ID: PHILIPS/041
Legacy lead-out at: 2295104*2KB=4700372992
READ DISC INFORMATION:
Disc status: blank
Number of Sessions: 1
State of Last Session: empty
Number of Tracks: 1
READ TRACK INFORMATION[#1]:
Track State: blank
Track Start Address: 0*2KB
Next Writable Address: 0*2KB
Free Blocks: 2295104*2KB
Track Size: 2295104*2KB
READ CAPACITY: 1*2048=2048

After the crash there seems to be no clues in /var/log/messages /var/log/kernel.log etc.

My version of DVD+RW tools is 5.21.4.10.8-1.

I use Debian sarge (current stable) distro with customary compiled 2.6.8 kernel (I understand that this might be a problem. If there will be somebody to help, I could provide information about the configuration that I use).
 
Old 10-30-2005, 08:39 PM   #2
nukeu666
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im also using debian 268 and burnt a couple of dvds yesterday
why dont u install k3b and let the program bother about what parameters to pass to growisofs
 
Old 10-31-2005, 11:45 PM   #3
begemotv2718
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Man, the things like nautilus-burn-cd or k3b have absolutely the same problem. I tried them.
 
Old 11-22-2005, 11:57 PM   #4
begemotv2718
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OK, I find out what was the problem. It appeared to be the using of deprecated in 2.6.8 kernel (and buggy) ide-scsi module. Everything started to work after I switched to ide-cd. It was astonishing to me to find that even cdrecord works with dev=/dev/hdc option, and growisofs also doesn't need ide-scsi.

By the way: if somebody will have the similar problem, be careful not to remove ide-scsi from running kernel - this causes segmentation fault and system crash. It is better to edit system configuration (/etc/modules in my case) and then reboot.
 
Old 05-29-2007, 02:23 PM   #5
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begemotv2718:

thanks for posting your solution. i had the exact same problem and just fixed it by switching from ide-scsi to ide-cd. now my new dvd-burner is working great!
 
  


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