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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 <schilling@fokus.fraunhofer.de> 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?

Sean
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