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SubjectRe: OT] Joerg Schilling flames Linux on his Blog
On 5/31/05, Jim Crilly <> wrote:
> On 05/31/05 01:03:31PM +0200, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> >
> > > And why again do you need stable SCSI addresses for my _USB_ drive?
> >
> > Well if the udev program was polite to users, it would also support
> > to edit /etc/default/cdrecord......
> >
> > ... if it _really_ does wat you like with /dev/ links, then it has all
> > the information that is needed to also maintain /etc/default/cdrecord
> The rules and scripts that udev uses to name things can do anything since
> it runs in userland, so udev could easily edit /etc/default/cdrecord if
> someone took the time to write the script.

Yes it could but why should it? The purpose of udev is to maintain
dynamic /dev. Do you want to have thoustands quirks in udev to cope
with bazillion configuration files for utilities whose authors refuse
to adopt standard naming convention [for the operating system in

I do not understand why Joerg is so fixed on presenting SCSI interface
to userspace. Why when I mount just burned CD I can use /dev/scd0 but
for writing it I should say dev=5,4,0?? I do not really care that
internally X,Y,Z might or might not used, they should not be exposed
to userspace, especially since days when they could be used for static
device identification are long gone.

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