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    SubjectRe: CD writing in future Linux (stirring up a hornets' nest)
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    Joerg Schilling schrieb am 2006-01-31:

    > Martin Mares <mj@ucw.cz> wrote:
    >
    > > > What Linux does is to artificially prevent this view to been seen from outside the
    > > > Linux kernel, or to avoid integrating a particular device into a unique SCSI
    > > > driver system although it would be apropriate.
    > >
    > > How exactly does Linux prevent this???
    >
    > By not treating ATAPI the same as all other SCSI devices.

    Nonsense. cdrecord can access ATAPI devices, fix your libscg device
    enumeration.

    > > How do you perform -scanbus for TCP/IP? :-)
    >
    > There are various programs that do that for you.
    > You could e.g. send a ping to the broadcast address in order to find hosts
    > that are on the local network.

    Responding to broadcast ping, at least when outside the LAN, is
    considered a security issue.

    > > Scanning for all available CD burners is of course a nice feature, but
    > > I don't think it should be implemented by asking all existing SCSI-like
    > > devices if they are a CD burner (for example because there can be an
    > > almost infinite number of them, given that you can do SCSI-over-IP
    > > and other similar tricks). The problem of presenting devices to the
    >
    > And while this kind of scanning works in case that you have all devices
    > integrated inside a single SCSI implementation, it does not work for ATAPI
    > because someont artificially decided to exclude one single SCSI transport
    > from the global view.

    You need to work around this anyhow because the already-released 2.6
    kernels will not be going away in the next 2 - 3 years even if 2.6
    were fixed today.

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    Matthias Andree
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