5.2.1-Current freeze caused by copying audio CD-ROM

Christoph.Sold at bahn.de Christoph.Sold at bahn.de
Wed Jun 30 00:17:39 PDT 2004

[Apologies for the garbled format -- I'm bound to use Notes here.]
> > On Tue, Jun 29, 2004 at 02:29:05PM +0000, Christoph Sold wrote:
> > Hi Folks,
> >
> > I can repeatably freeze my Current box using a few problematic CDs. All
it takes
> > is to read the CD using dd, cdparanoia et. al.
> >
> > A few seconds before the freez occurs the system slows down, I/O goes
way up for
> > a few seconds. After that, the system does not respond. To any
keyboard, net, or
> > serial activity. I've waited a few nights to check the system does not
> >
> > Any ideas how to debug this problem?
> Nothing much to report except that it happens for me, too, whether it's
> with the regular acd(4) device or the ATAPI-CAM cd(4) device.  It seems
> like it's a not a hardware issue.  The process in the ata/acd/atapicam
> drivers dealing with detachment might be particularly messy.  These
> lock-ups in general are almost as annoying as the ones that various
> people (myself included) are having from during the boot process.  If
> you have a serial console, it would be worth seeing if it can respond
> that way.

Been there, done that. Unfortunately, even the serial console is dead, as
well as the
remote debugger.

Further ideas?

-Christoph Sold


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