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    SubjectRe: CD writing in future Linux (stirring up a hornets' nest)
    On Thu, Jan 26 2006, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
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    > >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.
    >
    > And if you have multiple cdwriters? Then (cf. other posts) one has
    > /dev/cdrecorder0 /dev/cdrecrder1, etc. To me, that's just as bad as having
    > /dev/sg0 and /dev/sg1, because you don't have a clue at first sight what it
    > maps to.

    /dev/plextorwriter and /dev/hpwriter or whatever, it's just naming.

    > "ls -l"? Sure, if cdrecorder0 was a symlink, but it does not work when it's
    > not (= a block device in essence then).
    > And I'm sure there's an analog program to "ls" to find what sg0 maps to.

    You expect the gui user to follow symlinks to find out?


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    Jens Axboe

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