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SubjectRe: ide-scsi oops was: 2.6.0-test4-mm3
On Tue, Sep 16 2003, Ian Hastie wrote:
> On Tuesday 16 Sep 2003 10:20, Jens Axboe wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 16 2003, Ian Hastie wrote:
> > > On Thursday 11 Sep 2003 22:52, Jens Axboe wrote:
> > > > Surely the pro version supports open-by-device as well? And then it
> > > > should work fine.
> > >
> > > It does. However it also produces the same error message as cdrecord
> > > when doing so, ie
> > >
> > > Warning: Open by 'devname' is unintentional and not supported.
> > >
> > > The implication being that it could go away or become broken at any time.
> >
> > I wouldn't read anything in to that if I were you. Joerg has some mis
> > guided ideas about ATAPI addressing, but he would be a fool to remove
> > open by devname at this point.
>
> What about this version of the argument then? There are a number if
> pieces of software, eg cdrdao, that don't support open by devname.
> The kernel developers would be foolish to remove support for them at
> this time. Works both ways doesn't it.

(cc me if you want me to read the mails, thanks)

That's a different discussion - they don't work with SG_IO typically
either, so they await the block sg driver anyways. It doesn't change the
fact that trying to pretend devices are hanging off a SCSI bus with bus
and device ids when they are not is just horrible.

--
Jens Axboe

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