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SubjectRe: PATCH: cdrecord: avoiding scsi device numbering for ide devices
>From: Jens Axboe <>

>ATA method is misnamed, it's really SG_IO that is used. And you want to
>use that regardless of the device type, SCSI or ATAPI. There's no such
>thing as an ATA burner, and there's no need to differentiate between
>SCSI or ATAPI CD-ROM's when burning - SG_IO is the method to use. So
>forget browsing /proc/ide and other hacks.

I am sorry but as Linux already has 6 different interfaces for sending
Generic SCSI commands and thus, we are running out of names.

Let me give you an advise: consolidate Linux so that is does only need
/dev/sg and fix the bugs in ide-scsi instead of constantly inventing new
unneeded interfaces.


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