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kernel: cdrom: open failed error in /var/log/messages

 
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S.S.
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kernel: cdrom: open failed error in /var/log/messages

Dear Gurus,

I have noticed that the following errors reported in /var/log/messages

Feb 7 23:00:02 oradb5 kernel: cdrom: open failed.
Feb 8 01:08:03 oradb5 kernel: cdrom: open failed.
Feb 9 01:00:03 oradb5 kernel: cdrom: open failed.
Feb 10 01:00:03 oradb5 kernel: cdrom: open failed.
Feb 11 01:00:03 oradb5 kernel: cdrom: open failed.
Feb 11 16:20:09 oradb5 kernel: cdrom: open failed.
Feb 11 16:21:08 oradb5 kernel: cdrom: open failed.
Feb 11 16:23:31 oradb5 kernel: cdrom: open failed.
Feb 11 16:27:35 oradb5 kernel: cdrom: open failed.

I fear that any bad consequence?

Kindly recommend me the reason and the impact or criticality.
If it is a critical then how we can fix it?

Thanks !
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J. Maestre
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Re: kernel: cdrom: open failed error in /var/log/messages

It's not a critical issue and can be ignored.

On the other hand, since it's quite annoying to have the log filled with those errors you could disable HAL's polling on storage media. Depending on your OS version it could be in /etc/hal/hald.conf or in /etc/hal/fdi/policy.

You'd have to set storage_media_check to false either way.

On a side note, I can't wait for the day HAL is completely deprecated.
S.S.
Super Advisor

Re: kernel: cdrom: open failed error in /var/log/messages

Thank you!