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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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