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SubjectRe: ide-cd problems
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>>>>> "JA" == Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de> writes:

JA> Like when dvd readers became common, you can't just require people
JA> to update their kernel because a few new commands are needed to
JA> drive them from user space.

Perhaps I'm being completely dense, but why would the filtering tables
have to be compiled into the kernel? Why not load them from user
space via a mechanism requiring CAP_SYS_RAWIO?

How many commands are we talking about here? Is the mechanism
workable by a simple bitmask, or is something more complex like a
state machine required?

- J<
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