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    SubjectRe: CD writing in future Linux (stirring up a hornets' nest)
    Kyle Moffett <mrmacman_g4@mac.com> wrote:

    > On Jan 25, 2006, at 12:14:15, Joerg Schilling wrote:
    > > Incorrect, sorry. Do you really make Linux incompatible to the rest
    > > of the world?
    ..
    > >> 1 platform (Linux) _requires_ /dev/* access
    > > Your last line is wrong
    >
    > No, it is correct. We require /dev/* access. The fact that we
    > included /dev/sg* devices for /dev/[sh]d* was a mistake, and should
    > be fixed, but those are still /dev/* access.

    Looks like you missunderstood /dev/* here.

    Even with /dev/scg* on Solaris or with CAM on FreeBSD, you open a device.
    But this is not a /dev/ entry for a high level device like a disk, it is
    a SCSI nexus device that allows you to send SCSI commands on any SCSI transport.




    Jörg

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