Re: A CD with errors (scratches etc.) blocks the whole system while reading damadged files

From: Zwane Mwaikambo (
Date: Thu May 02 2002 - 03:43:22 EST

On 2 May 2002, Xavier Bestel wrote:

> The "system grinding to a halt" happens to me too, when *ripping*
> scratched cds. Note that it's when using *userspace* access to the block
> device, with e.g. cdparanoia or grip (or dvd ripping tools).

What does your system time usage look like?


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