[SATLUG] simultaneously burning multiple DVDs

Borries Demeler demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu
Wed Dec 31 13:23:22 CST 2014


Thanks for the link, Bruce. I had not seen it before, although I don't see
anything that would address the original issue with the driver. If I can 
sort out the latter, the former will come in very useful.

Thanks, -b.


On Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 12:23:06PM -0600, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Borries Demeler wrote:
> >
> >Just to be clear:
> >
> >Each writing process would be done with its *own* software instance. So
> >if I had 4 drives I would start 4 instances of the writing software
> >(each reading from the same RAM drive source), and each dedicated only
> >to a *single* drive.  None of the software instances would be required
> >to pass data to multiple drives and multiplex several data streams,
> >*except* of course the Linux kernel.
> >
> >I believe Brad pointed out that the driver (part of the Linux kernel)
> >may have a limitation of only being able to buffer a small amount of
> >data, insufficient for supplying each cdrecord instance with sufficient
> >data to keep the writing process going smoothly? So, do I understand
> >correctly that the problem is not with the writing software (cdrecord),
> >but a fundamental limitation in the Linux kernel's DVD driver module?
> 
> Did you see this:
> 
> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-software-2/cdrecord-script-for-multiple-cd-rw-drives-209957/
> 
> I haven't read through it all, but it may be helpful.
> 
>   -- Bruce
> 
> 
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