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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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