Re: [kde-linux] K3B won't burn right?
- From: "Gaffer." <derrick_s@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 18:34:09 +0100
On Friday 12 September 2008 10:09, david wrote:
Rex Dieter wrote:
I wonder if there is a bug in the K3B or DMA code ?
I'm 99% certain it's not k3b, afaict, it doesn't have code or
access to do that.
My guess is that burning is a more resource intensive and time
sensitive thing than reading. So a PC with slightly marginal
hardware components might be able to handle reading with no
problems, but start to stumble when burning. The kernel appears to
be monitoring such things, and maybe takes protective action when
it detects increased failures on the DMA/IDE/SATA bus. Perhaps one
of those protective actions is to turn off DMA, or whatever other
bus feature that might be triggering problems.
Also wonder what speed the device bus is running at. On all of my
systems, I've never budged from the default 33MHz, even on machines
that had 66MHz bus speeds. Does that make a difference?
Also, burning involves the drive's hardware in a way different from
reading - any burn protection feature it might have. Perhaps
there's something going on connected with that?
I don't know, my limited hardware geekery was long ago when busses
and timing issues were much more challenging. Burning CDs used to
produce a lot of coasters, even with hardware and media that were
Just WAGging around here.
Your notes are interesting ! Particularly the comments regarding the
bus speed. Like you, I have never seen anything different than
Unfortunately I cannot test K3B on my other machine under similar
conditions since that one is all SCSI ! I can and have burnt the
same ISO on it though. I did the same one twice without any change
in time for both burns. Which is what I would expect from SCSI
As a side issue a DVD will not verify unless the "Eject after burn" is
turned off on that machine either. I originally ignored verifying
failures thinking that it had something to do with the machine being
all SCSI. I've never had a bad burn on that machine either ! Having
said that I've not had a bad burn on this one yet.
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