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Re: What is the status of ide-scsi these days ? (Can't shutdown)



On Thu, Nov 11, 2004 at 10:42:37AM -0700, Kim Lux wrote:
> Did Linus say that ide-scsi was an outdated and no longer needed
> "patch" ?

Its pretty much unrequired except for special devices, and it seems your
specific personal CD ROM

> Did the development team concur ?  Have they acted on it ?  Should
> ide/atapi cdrom access allow users to have full use (ripping, burning,
> reading) of their CDROM ? 

Yes - in 2.6 the SG_IO interface means you can do burning and the like directly
on /dev/cdrom and it removed all the hell there used to be about which 
sg device is my cdrom and cleaned up many other things.

> So... is xcdroast wrong ?  K3b seems to work OK without it, bug grip
> (cdparanoia) seems to have issues.

xcdroast is wrong (mostly just out of date on the 2.6 change)

> Nov 11 10:28:40 localhost kernel: hdc: irq timeout: status=0xd0 { Busy }
> Nov 11 10:28:40 localhost kernel: hdc: status error: status=0x58
> { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
> Nov 11 10:28:40 localhost kernel: hdc: status error: error=0x00
> Nov 11 10:28:40 localhost kernel: hdc: drive not ready for command

Your CD drive went off into hyperspace

> Nov 11 10:28:49 localhost kernel: hdc: drive not ready for command
> Nov 11 10:28:49 localhost kernel: ide-scsi: No active request in
> idescsi_eh_reset
> Nov 11 10:28:49 localhost kernel: scsi: Device offlined - not ready
> after error recovery: host 0 channel 0 id 0 lun 0

We eventually decided to declare it dead

> Nov 11 10:28:49 localhost kernel: SCSI error : <0 0 0 0> return code =
> 0x2
> Nov 11 10:28:49 localhost kernel: scsi0 (0:0): rejecting I/O to offline
> device

And that below is a bug

> Nov 11 10:28:49 localhost kernel: Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer
> dereference at virtual address 00000008

which shouldnt have occurred but was triggered by what appears to be broken
hardware


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