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  1. Bill Evans at Mariposa

    Solved Random seek on CD-ROM drive

    I wish to exercise my CD-ROM drive, to keep the dust off the lens. On Linux I run (as root) a C program I wrote which seeks back and forth, reading a single block each time as it goes. On FreeBSD this program doesn't get too far. I can open the device and seek to (say) block 1. But when I...