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

From: Xavier Bestel (
Date: Thu May 02 2002 - 04:12:14 EST

Le jeu 02/05/2002 à 10:43, Zwane Mwaikambo a écrit :
> 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?

IIRC (don't have a scratched cd at hand) nearly 100% system time (nearly
50% in fact cause it's a dual-proc)


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