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SubjectRe: OT] Joerg Schilling flames Linux on his Blog
Dmitry Torokhov <> writes:

>> So let me sum up: Never rely on things that cannot be made 100%
>> unique in case you like to run security relevent software like cdrecord.
> Are you talking about <bus>,<target>,<lun> numbering by any chance ;) ?
> Because for the most types of devices out there they don't make any sense
> and just provided for compatibility with legacy software.

Like cdrecord.

> Also, from a bit different perspective - do you also want users to mount
> the CD they burnt using not device (/dev/xxx) but <bus>,<target>,<lun>?
> If not why writing application should use different addressing?

Let's start referring to files by device and inode number instead.
It's so much easier than using pathnames. Maybe we can even force
them into a bus,target,lun scheme. Then the device files and the
corresponding scsi addresses will automatically collapse, and all
problems will be solved.

Måns Rullgård

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