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SubjectRe: CD writing in future Linux (stirring up a hornets' nest)
(stripped Lee from the Cc: list)

Jens Axboe schrieb am 2006-01-25:

> > Hm. sysfs, procfs, udev, hotplug, netlink (for IPv6) - this all looks rather
> > complicated and non-portable. I understand that applications that can just
> > open every device and send SCSI INQUIRY might want to do that on Linux, too.
> Certainly, I'm just suggesting a better way to do it on Linux.

Great. There's a better way, but it is not necessary. Let Linux-specific
applications use it for their benefit, but a portable application isn't
going that way because it's too much effort. If a simpler interface that
can be shared with half a dozen other system exists, the portable
application will use that and ignore better interfaces.

Matthias Andree
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