cdrecord woes... anybody want a coaster?
randykel at swbell.net
Fri Nov 12 17:54:53 UTC 2004
Gabriel M. Beddingfield wrote:
>[NOTE: Please CC me on replies. Thanks.]
>I'm having trouble with cdrecord when recording audio CD's. During
>the write process, a buffer underrun will occur and cdrecord will
>stop and report the error. This typically happens around the 5th
>track. When I try again, it happens almost immediately. Further, my
>hard drive continuously cranks away and they system becomes hardly
>useable. A 'halt -p' takes about 30 minutes to completely shut down
>the computer... and that's the only way I've found to stop it. Upon
>review, after the first failure the system becomes sluggish. After
>the second failure it becomes unusable.
>This doesn't appear to happen when recording data disks. This
>happened with several brand new CD-R disks (which are now
>coasters). This happens at 1x, 4x, and 8x speed. Happens in -DAO
>and -TAO. This happens even in -dummy mode. Happens when su'ed to
>root... happens when logged in as root. I first noticed it when
>running K3B... but I've since isolated it as a cdrecord problem.
>Questions: Is this happening to anyone else? STFW yields
>nothing. Is it me, or is it a bug? If a bug in cdrecord -- how do I
>report it when the Fedora distribution has "altered" it to add "DVD"
>and so the program spits out the disclaimer "do not notify the author
>of problems with this version?"
I just tried to burn an audio cd with k3b for the first time since
upgrading cdrecord and k3b. After burning the cd, I went to listen to
it, and it was just noise. I tried again, and had the same symptoms you
had: It wrote for a while, then hung. My system was very slow, and the
disk access light was on constantly. I was able to still run programs,
but they were very, very slow. Restarting X did not help. Rebooting did.
I have this is my /var/log/messages:
Nov 11 22:43:32 quicksilver kernel: oom-killer: gfp_mask=0x1d2
Nov 11 22:43:52 quicksilver kernel: DMA per-cpu:
Nov 11 22:43:53 quicksilver kernel: cpu 0 hot: low 2, high 6, batch 1
Nov 11 22:43:53 quicksilver kernel: cpu 0 cold: low 0, high 2, batch 1
Nov 11 22:43:53 quicksilver kernel: Normal per-cpu:
Nov 11 22:43:53 quicksilver kernel: cpu 0 hot: low 32, high 96, batch 16
Nov 11 22:43:53 quicksilver kernel: cpu 0 cold: low 0, high 32, batch 16
Nov 11 22:43:53 quicksilver kernel: HighMem per-cpu: empty
Nov 11 22:43:53 quicksilver kernel:
Nov 11 22:43:53 quicksilver kernel: Free pages: 4156kB (0kB HighMem)
Nov 11 22:43:53 quicksilver kernel: Active:1688 inactive:12572 dirty:1
writeback:10501 unstable:0 free:1039 slab:3495 mapped:2057 pagetables:1005
Nov 11 22:43:53 quicksilver kernel: DMA free:2028kB min:12kB low:24kB
high:36kB active:756kB inactive:168kB present:16384kB
Nov 11 22:44:30 quicksilver kernel: protections: 6 508 508
Nov 11 22:45:37 quicksilver kernel: Normal free:2128kB min:1004kB
low:2008kB high:3012kB active:5996kB inactive:50120kB present:1032128kB
Nov 11 22:47:07 quicksilver kernel: protections: 0 502 502
Nov 11 22:47:08 quicksilver kernel: HighMem free:0kB min:128kB low:256kB
high:384kB active:0kB inactive:0kB present:0kB
Nov 11 22:47:08 quicksilver kernel: protections: 0 0 0
Nov 11 22:47:09 quicksilver kernel: DMA: 1*4kB 7*8kB 29*16kB 25*32kB
9*64kB 1*128kB 0*256kB 0*512kB 0*1024kB 0*2048kB 0*4096kB = 2028kB
Nov 11 22:47:10 quicksilver kernel: Normal: 32*4kB 0*8kB 3*16kB 1*32kB
0*64kB 1*128kB 1*256kB 1*512kB 1*1024kB 0*2048kB 0*4096kB = 2128kB
Nov 11 22:47:10 quicksilver kernel: HighMem: empty
Nov 11 22:47:11 quicksilver kernel: Swap cache: add 1250133, delete
1238940, find 183044/383177, race 0+2
Nov 11 22:47:11 quicksilver kernel: Out of Memory: Killed process 8208
Nov 11 22:47:12 quicksilver kernel: oom-killer: gfp_mask=0xd2
which goes on and on and keeps killing processes (killing everything
that was running).
I just tried to burn an iso image with cdrecord, and it worked fine.
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