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SubjectRe: cd burning: kernel / userspace?
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On Tue, 10 Aug 2004 10:51:30 BST, Alan Jenkins said:

> Why can't a similar method be used for DAO writing? Packet writing and
> Mount Rainer support belongs in the kernel - why not normal cd burning?
> On modern "burnproof" hardware, it should be possible to use dd to write
> your disk image to the cdrecorder device. I'm guessing that this just
> isn't as interesting, especially with userspace programs available to do
> the job.

Even less "interesting", but what *I*'d like to be able to do is:

# dump -0 -B 700000 -f /dev/hdb -u -z3 /home

and then just swap to the next CD/RW after -B blocks...

Dumping to a 700M temp file and then cdrecord'ing the temp file really gets old
after 15 or 20 CD's (and even playing double-buffering games using -F to switch
around isn't all it's cracked up to be..)
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