wodim command returns "Cannot blank disk, aborting" on CD-RW

Bug #502498 reported by henry adler on 2010-01-03
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Bug Description

Tried to blank a CD-RW on my Lenovo Thinkpad T61p, output as follows:

$ sudo wodim -vv dev=/dev/scd0 blank=all
[sudo] password:
TOC Type: 1 = CD-ROM
scsidev: '/dev/scd0'
devname: '/dev/scd0'
scsibus: -2 target: -2 lun: -2
Linux sg driver version: 3.5.27
Wodim version: 1.1.9
Using libusal version 'Cdrkit-1.1.9'.
SCSI buffer size: 64512
Device type : Removable CD-ROM
Version : 5
Response Format: 2
Capabilities :
Vendor_info : 'HL-DT-ST'
Identification : 'RW/DVD GCC-M10N '
Revision : '1.02'
Device seems to be: Generic mmc2 DVD-ROM.
Current: 0x000A (CD-RW)
Profile: 0x0010 (DVD-ROM)
Profile: 0x0008 (CD-ROM)
Profile: 0x0009 (CD-R)
Profile: 0x000A (CD-RW) (current)
Supported CD-RW media types: 07
Drive current speed: 4
Drive default speed: 4
Drive max speed : 4
Selected speed : 4
Using generic SCSI-3/mmc CD-R/CD-RW driver (mmc_cdr).
Driver flags : MMC-3 SWABAUDIO BURNFREE
Supported modes: TAO PACKET SAO SAO/R96P SAO/R96R RAW/R16 RAW/R96P RAW/R96R
Drive buf size : 1601712 = 1564 KB
Beginning DMA speed test. Set CDR_NODMATEST environment variable if device
communication breaks or freezes immediately after that.
 01 00 00 01 00 00 00 00
 01 AA 01 01 00 00 00 00
Track 1 start -150
Current Secsize: 2048
ATIP info from disk:
  Indicated writing power: 5
  Reference speed: 2
  Is not unrestricted
  Is erasable
  ATIP start of lead in: -11745 (97:25/30)
  ATIP start of lead out: 359363 (79:53/38)
  1T speed low: 0 (reserved val 0) 1T speed high: 4
  2T speed low: 8 2T speed high: 0 (reserved val 10)
  power mult factor: 4 6
  recommended erase/write power: 5
  A1 values: 02 4C D0
  A2 values: 4A D8 5A
Disk type: Phase change
Manuf. index: 40
Manufacturer: INFODISC Technology Co., Ltd.
Speed set to 706 KB/s
Starting to write CD/DVD at speed 4.0 in real BLANK mode for single session.
Last chance to quit, starting real write in 0 seconds. Operation starts.
Performing OPC...
Blanking entire disk
Errno: 5 (Input/output error), blank unit scsi sendcmd: no error
CDB: A1 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
status: 0x2 (CHECK CONDITION)
Sense Bytes: 70 00 03 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 0C 00 00 00
Sense Key: 0x3 Medium Error, Segment 0
Sense Code: 0x0C Qual 0x00 (write error) Fru 0x0
Sense flags: Blk 0 (not valid)
cmd finished after 1258.728s timeout 9600s
wodim: Cannot blank disk, aborting.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Jan 2 19:48:44 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: wodim 9:1.1.9-1ubuntu2
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-16.53-generic
SourcePackage: cdrkit
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-16-generic i686

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