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


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