burncd 'blank' not terminating ?

O. Hartmann ohartman at mail.zedat.fu-berlin.de
Mon Dec 25 08:17:40 PST 2006

Dmitry Pryanishnikov wrote:
> Hello!
> On Fri, 22 Dec 2006, Sergey N. Voronkov wrote:
>>> just noticed, after upgrading to 6.2RC1, that
>>>     luigi# burncd -f /dev/acd0 -v blank
>>>     blanking CD, please wait..
>>> stays there forever. Eventually i gave up and ctrl-C and
>>> the application terminates, and i was able to write to
>>> the disk a valid image, which probably means that the
>>> disk had been blanked.
>   Yes, well known RELENG_4 -> 6 (maybe even 5) regression. Same here with
> acd0: CDRW <CD-W540E/1.0C> at ata1-master UDMA33
> Worked fine under RELENG_4, fails to wait for completion under RELENG_6.
>> See my report: http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=kern/95344
>> And: http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=kern/104270
>> The last one contain a fix.
> This fix doesn't help me.
>> Serg.
>> P.S.: Don't use burncd. Use cdrecord!
>   IMHO it isn't correct approach to avoid use of the tool _instead_ of
> fixing
> it. This way, all your tools will be broken one day ;)
> Sincerely, Dmitry
Since this is a very old and well known issue, and it seems there is no
one left solcing/developing this tool, it should be removed from the
source tree for the time it is to said broken.
burncd had some nice advantages over cdrecord: it came from the BSD
tree, it had capabilities for burning DVD+RW images. Disadvantage was
the limitation to ATA interface.

Someone should suggest the stripp off the sources via PR?


O. Hartmann
Freie Universitaet Berlin
Institut fuer Geowissenschaften
Fernerkundung der Erde und Planeten
Malteser-Str. 74 - 100/Haus D
D-12249 Berlin

Tel.: +49 (0) 30 838 70 508
FAX:  +49 (0) 30 838 70 837

More information about the freebsd-stable mailing list