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SubjectRe: Annoying CD-rom driver error messages
> 	Then it seems the less ideal question is what is the "approved and recommended
> way for a program to "poll" such devices to check for 'changes' and 'media type'
> without the kernel generating spurious WARNINGS/ERRORS?

The answer to that could probably fill a book unfortunately. You need to use
the various mtfuji and other ata or scsi query commands intended to notify you
politely of media and other status changes

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