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SubjectRe: CD writing in future Linux (stirring up a hornets' nest)
Matthias Andree <> wrote:

> On Wed, 25 Jan 2006, Albert Cahalan wrote:
> > It's misleading to say that MacOS doesn't allow a file
> > descriptor. MacOS has something similar to what Linux
> > has, but not in the normal filesystem namespace. You
> > specify a name to get a handle. Of course, on MacOS,
> > Joerg also uses -scanbus to create nonsense.
> OK, so Jörg created this "nonsense", i. e. a triple of stupid numbers,
> and claims he's using them to provide device lists to applications.

More than 2/3 of all current OS use this way of adressing and it is
a standard: (CAM).

> Well, in PeeCees, the BIOS presents that list of primary/secondary
> master/slave, so there's /some/ point in it. Once hotplug comes into
> play, it's all vain though.

Hotplug is only a problem when implemented in a sub-optimal way.
Please have a look at Solaris for hot plug support with stable interface


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