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Re: [SLUG] 2.6.8 upgrade round 2
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] 2.6.8 upgrade round 2
- From: Lindsay Holmwood <holmwoodl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 22:15:55 +1000
- Organization: asymmetrics.net
On Sun, 12 Sep 2004 20:56:29 +1000
Simon Wong <linux@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-09-12 at 12:22, Rod Butcher wrote:
> > Having got 2.6.8 to boot by changing lilo root arg to /dev/sda1
> Just to let you know, there's a problem with 2.6.8 that means that you
> can't write to CDs (not sure if this is the case when using scsi/scsi
> emulation or just when writing directly to ATAPI drives).
Specifically it's to do with the way the SCSI subsystem passes messages around
between devices. There have been some major changes to the internals of the SCSI
subsystem recently that affect running userspace programs such as cd burning
tools without being root. If you run the program as root you'll be able to see
the device, but normal users are unable to see the devices at all.
The problem has shown up in the KDE burning tool k3b more than any other tool.
cdrecord and cdrdao don't seem to have too much of a problem.
> I had to drop back to 2.6.7 for this reason so I thought I'd give you a
> heads up.
The problem first appeared in 2.6.8 and was not fixed in 184.108.40.206. It will
be fixed in 2.6.9.