Re: 2-4-18 crash trying to blank a CD

Alan Cox (
30 Dec 2002 17:01:03 +0000

On Mon, 2002-12-30 at 15:57, Luca z wrote:
> I do cdrecord -blank=<foo> dev=x,y,z
> and i got this in the log, it repeats every second:
> Dec 30 16:19:46 koala kernel: scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 5233
> 8, scsi0, channel 0, id 1, lun 0 Read (10) 00 00 13 80 dd 00 00 01 00
> Dec 30 16:19:46 koala kernel: SCSI host 0 abort (pid 52338) timed out - resetti
> ng

How long after you start the command ? Basically the kernel has
discovered that the command in question took longer than the timeout
cdrecord told it to allow. It is then trying to get the system back.

> and after some time it hard freezes, nothing responds, i can't switch numlock
> off and i can't change to console (i am in XWindow).

Can you see what occurs if you are not in X windows as that might
display an oops or other information of use.

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