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SubjectRe: CD writing in future Linux (stirring up a hornets' nest)
Joerg Schilling wrote:
> Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de> wrote:
>
>> You just want the device naming to reflect that. The user should not
>> need to use /dev/hda, but /dev/cdrecorder or whatever. A real user would
>> likely be using k3b or something graphical though, and just click on his
>> Hitachi/Plextor/whatever burner. Perhaps some fancy udev rules could
>> help do this dynamically even.
>
> Guess why cdrecord -scanbus is needed.
>
> It serves the need of GUI programs for cdrercord and allows them to retrieve
> and list possible drives of interest in a platform independent way.

There are bugs in the implementation that prevent -scanbus from working
properly, and they are not Linux bugs. Once -scanbus really scans all
devices and skips those it cannot access (rather than quitting), you might
have a point.
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