Very slow ripping

Gerhard Gaußling ggrubbish at
Mon May 2 17:01:47 UTC 2005

Am Monday 02 May 2005 04:33 schrieb ZIYAD A. M. AL-BATLY:
> A quick (but ugly) fix is to switch to ide-scsi which means accessing
> your CD-ROM with SCSI emulation (just like the old days).

That was in fact the other reason to turn back to ide-scsi with 
2.6.x.x ;-)

But I'm curious about this, because it should be fixed since ages:

+CD Recording.
+- Jens Axboe added the ability to use DMA for writing CDs on
+  ATAPI devices. Writing CDs should be much faster than it
+  was in 2.4, and also less prone to buffer underruns and the like.
+- With a recent cdrecord, you also no longer need ide-scsi in order to 
+  an IDE CD writer.
+- Ripping audio tracks off of CDs now also uses DMA and should be
+  notably faster. You can also find an updated cdda2wav at:
+  *
+- Send good/bad reports of audio extraction with cdda2wav and burning 
+  the cdrecord to Jens Axboe <axboe at>
+- Currently only 'open by device name' works in cdrecord.
+  cdrecord -dev=/dev/hdX -inq
+- More info at &

Kind regards

Gerhard Gaußling

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