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SubjectRe: PATCH: cdrecord: avoiding scsi device numbering for ide devices
On Mon, Aug 09 2004, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> >From: Jens Axboe <>
> >On Mon, Aug 09 2004, Alan Cox wrote:
> >> On Llu, 2004-08-09 at 13:24, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> >> > On Linux, it is impossible to run cdrecord without root privilleges.
> >> > Make cdrecord suid root, it has been audited....
> >>
> >> Wrong. Although in part that is a bug in the kernel urgently needing
> >> a fix.
> >Even with that fixing, write privileges on the device would be enough.
> >So root would still not be required.
> Please try again after you had a look into the cdrtools sources.
> Cdrecord also needs privilleges to lock memory and to raise prioirity.

They are not required, or at least not with the version I use. It warns
of failing to set priority and lock memory, I can continue fine though.
With the casual burning of CDs I do, it's never been a problem.

Jens Axboe

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