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    SubjectRe: CD writing in future Linux (stirring up a hornets' nest)
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    On Mon, Feb 13, 2006 at 04:29:37PM +0100, Joerg Schilling wrote:
    > Martin Mares <mj@ucw.cz> wrote:
    >
    > > Hello!
    > >
    > > > libscg abstracts from a kernel specific transport and allows to write OS
    > > > independent applications that rely in generic SCSI transport.
    > > >
    > > > For this reason, it is bejond the scope of the Linux kernel team to decide on
    > > > this abstraction layer. The Linux kernel team just need to take the current
    > > > libscg interface as given as _this_ _is_ the way to do best abstraction.
    > >
    > > Do you really believe that libscg is the only way in the world how to
    > > access SCSI devices?
    > >
    > > How can you be so sure that the abstraction you have chosen is the only
    > > possible one?
    > >
    > > If an answer to either of this questions is NO, why do you insist on
    > > everybody bending their rules to suit your model?
    >
    > Name me any other lib that is as OS independent and as clean/stable as
    > libscg is. Note that the interface from libscg did not really change
    > since August 1986.

    off the top of my head the standard C library been fairly stable

    >
    >
    > > > The Linux kernel team has the freedom to boycott portable user space SCSI
    > > > applications or to support them.
    > >
    > > That's really an interesting view ... if anybody is boycotting anybody,
    > > then it's clearly you, because you refuse to extend libscg to support
    > > the Linux model, although it's clearly possible.
    >
    > Looks like you did not follow the discussion :-(
    >
    > I am constantly working on better support for Linux while the Linux kernel
    > folks do not even fix obvious bugs.
    >
    > J?rg
    >
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