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    SubjectRe: CD writing in future Linux (stirring up a hornets' nest)
    On Thu, 26 Jan 2006 15:05:42 +0100
    Joerg Schilling <> wrote:

    > If you open e.g. /dev/cam or /dev/scg?, you open device that is not related
    > to a high level service like /dev/hd* and this unfortunately is unable to talk
    > to other devices in the same entity (e.g. ATAPI tapes).
    > With /dev/cam or similar you get a single handle for a group of devices that
    > than are addressed via something very similar to dev=b,t,l

    So what? Why is it so important to have just a single handle in this case
    as opposed to multiple handles?

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