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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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