Re: ATAPI CD-ROM lockups

Jens Axboe (
Sun, 23 Sep 2001 13:08:35 +0200

On Sat, Sep 22 2001, Sean Middleditch wrote:
> Greetings,
> I have, for a long time now, had problems with one or both of my CD-ROM
> drives (one is a CD-RW, the other a DVD drive). I get hard kernel
> lockups when reading from them at times.
> I've had this problem back when I ran Mandrake (and a 2.2.x kernel),
> and I still have it now (Debian Sid, kernel 2.4.9). I always thought it
> was a buggy Mandrake kernel, but now I'm pretty dang sure that's not the
> case.
> This error is in /var/log/kern.log:
> Sep 22 17:33:08 localhost kernel: scsi0: ERROR on channel 0, id 0, lun
> 0, CDB: Request Sense 00 00 00 40 00
> Sep 22 17:33:08 localhost kernel: Info fld=0x0, Current sd0b:00: sense
> key Medium Error
> Sep 22 17:33:08 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 0b:00, sector 4608

Try using ide-cd and not ide-scsi, it appears the latter has some as of
yet unresolved "issues".

Jens Axboe

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