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SubjectRe: CD writing in future Linux (stirring up a hornets' nest)
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>> This is called integration and it is done by Linux e.g. for 1394 and USB SCSI
>> devices. So why not for ATAPI?
>
>Because we have native drivers which do not require SCSI stack et all.
>
>* if [ED: it] is very useful if cd-writing can be done with ide-cd and without
> SCSI stack (a hack but very useful one)
>* you don't need SCSI stack (a lot of code saved!)


Which unfortunately leads us back to one of the early questions.

If ATAPI is some sort of SCSI [command set] over ATA, and ide-cd can be used
without the "Big Bad" SCSI layer (CONFIG_SCSI), don't we have redundant code
floating around?



Jan Engelhardt
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