Unknown CD-ROM errors

Dimitri Yioulos dyioulos at firstbhph.com
Fri Sep 12 08:07:26 CDT 2008

On Friday 12 September 2008 8:47 am, Shyam_Iyer at dell.com wrote:
> >I'm running CentOS 3, all nicely updated to latest kernel-hugemem and
> various packages, in a PE 2400 and PE 6400.  For the past few couple of
> weeks, I been getting the following errors every 5 >minutes to stdout:
> >Sep 11 08:05:04 norwell kernel: hda: drive_cmd: error=0x04Aborted
> Command Sep 11 08:00:04 norwell kernel: hda: drive_cmd: status=0x51 {
> DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
> >My take on it is that something is cauing the CD-ROM to be read, but
> since there's no disc in the drive, I'm getting these errors (please
> correct me if I'm wrong).  No issues on any other PEs running >more
> recent versions of CentOS.  >I've posted the problem to a CentOS 3
> forum, but have gotten no response.
> I would suspect hal to be doing that though I am not sure since you are
> using CentOS 3.
> If stopping the hal service to go away can you check if CentOS3 allows
> for this. (Don't have a setup to try this out)
> Check if you have some files under /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/ that do a
> test on media check.
> Typicall the file would be a *.fdi file and would contain a key with
> some string like this -
> "storage.media_check_enabled". If you make this check "false" then hal
> would stop check for this.
> Thanks,
> Shyam Iyer
> Linux Engineering


I really appreciate the quick response.  Alas, HAL isn't running on the CentOS 
3 systems (but is on our CentOS 4 and 5 systems).  Any other ideas?


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