Re: Is there a problem with multisession CDs?

H. Peter Anvin (
9 May 1996 16:33:14 GMT

Followup to: <>
By author: (Eyal Lebedinsky)
In newsgroup:
> I was copying a CD to a HD. The CD was written on an HP4020 using the=
> software which puts a multisession fs.
> When the copy reached the end of the CD it started spewing zillion me=
> (they just flashed past on my Xwatch window) which would indicate a s=
> error on the cd. The system was responding for a while and then locke=
d up
> solid.
> BTW, I know it happened at the end since the copy managed to get all =
the data
> into the target (IDE) HD. There were 138MB in 5354 files.
> Unfortunately the messages were not logged.
> The cd light was coming on at regular intervals as if being probed ev=
> second or two.

Well, in order for this to be at all useful we'd at least need to know
what kind of SCSI controller and what the message was. Was the
message "sector not found" by any chance? Also, what kernel were you
using? To me it sounds like the readahead beyond end of medium bug
that at least the 1.2.x kernels suffered from.


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