KNOWN ISSUE: UNIX inventory causing errors with CD-ROM drives

Article:TECH27464  |  Created: 2007-03-16  |  Updated: 2007-04-20  |  Article URL
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Hardware Inventory for UNIX can cause system errors similar to the following:

Mar  3 05:01:38 <hostname> kernel: hdc: packet command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
Mar  3 05:01:38 <hostname> kernel: hdc: packet command error: error=0x54
Mar  3 05:01:38 <hostname> kernel: ATAPI device hdc:
Mar  3 05:01:38 <hostname> kernel: Error: Illegal request -- (Sense key=0x05)
Mar  3 05:01:38 <hostname> kernel: Invalid field in command packet -- (asc=0x24, ascq=0x00)
Mar  3 05:01:38 <hostname> kernel: The failed "Start/Stop Unit" packet command was:
Mar  3 05:01:38 <hostname> kernel: "1b 00 00 00 03 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 "
Mar  3 05:01:38 <hostname> kernel: cdrom: open failed.


Inventory Solution for UNIX 6.1, 6.2


Hardware for inventory performs the following command, regardless of the presence or absence of media in the drive:

/sbin/blockdev --getss /dev/hdc

The above command generates the system error if no media is in the drive.


There is no resolution or workaround at this time. This will be fixed in a future release of Inventory for UNIX and this article will be updated when a resolution is reached. Subscribe to this article if you would like to receive any updates.

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