burncd 'blank' not terminating ?

Dmitry Pryanishnikov dmitry at atlantis.dp.ua
Mon Dec 25 12:19:43 PST 2006


On Mon, 25 Dec 2006, Scott Long wrote:
>>>> 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.
> There are times when 'ls' doesn't work quite right for me.  I propose
> removing that from the FreeBSD tree ASAP.  In fact, anything that hasn't
> had a commit in a year should be removed, since it is obviously
> abandoned, not working, and useless.  Obviously.
> Or, we can not say silly things like, "you didn't fix X for me, so it
> should be removed from the FreeBSD tree."

   I agree completely. I see 2 points here:

1) it seems that problem is in /sys/dev/ata/atapi-cd.c code rather then
    in burncd utility (but I'm not 100%-sure here);

2) burncd still does _all_ things which it's useful for: it really burns CDs,
    erases and fixates them. It just incorrectly waits for completion of
    erase/fixate operation. Waiting some extra time after drive finishes the
    write process and pressing Ctrl+C works around this problem and results
    in correctly erased/fixed media. It would be unwise to throw away a dirty
    screwdriver instead of washing it ;)

> Scott

Sincerely, Dmitry
Atlantis ISP, System Administrator
e-mail:  dmitry at atlantis.dp.ua
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