Dma on dvd-writer

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Sat Apr 9 11:12:57 CDT 2005

On Sat, Apr 09, 2005 at 06:02:50PM +0200, M.Ali Hussain wrote:

> why is not dma on by default in hoary with the new 16x dvd writer ?

Because it causes many CD/DVD devices to fail to function, or even crash the
system, if it is enabled unconditionally, and we currently have no means to
determine whether it is safe to enable in a particular circumstance.

 - mdz

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