Invalid block device size? What does it mean? Solved.

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David1293
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Invalid block device size? What does it mean? Solved.

Post by David1293 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:10 pm

Hi, all
I've been using MakeMKV and so far it's been a very useful program.
Today, I inserted a disc and got the following message:
Device '/dev/sr0' is partially inaccessible due to a bug in Linux kernel (it reports invalid block device size). This can be worked around, but read speed may be very slow.
I've no idea what this means (that is, invalid block device size), but thought it would be worth reporting here. Should I revert to an earlier kernel?
Regards
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Re: Invalid block device size? What does it mean?

Post by catweazel » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:01 am

David1293 wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:10 pm
Should I revert to an earlier kernel?
There's no harm in trying but it might be a damaged optical disc.
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Re: Invalid block device size? What does it mean?

Post by David1293 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:44 am

Hi
Many thanks for the reply.
In fact, although the read was slow, it ripped the titles successfully.
I suppose I was wondering if this really is a bug in the kernel, or if it's a peculiarity of the program.
Anyway, it didn't matter too much in the end, either way. I'll mark this as solved.
Thanks
Regards
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