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SubjectRe: CD writing in future Linux (stirring up a hornets' nest)
On Thu, Jan 26 2006, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
> >You just want the device naming to reflect that. The user should not
> >need to use /dev/hda, but /dev/cdrecorder or whatever. A real user would
> >likely be using k3b or something graphical though, and just click on his
> >Hitachi/Plextor/whatever burner. Perhaps some fancy udev rules could
> >help do this dynamically even.
> And if you have multiple cdwriters? Then (cf. other posts) one has
> /dev/cdrecorder0 /dev/cdrecrder1, etc. To me, that's just as bad as having
> /dev/sg0 and /dev/sg1, because you don't have a clue at first sight what it
> maps to.

/dev/plextorwriter and /dev/hpwriter or whatever, it's just naming.

> "ls -l"? Sure, if cdrecorder0 was a symlink, but it does not work when it's
> not (= a block device in essence then).
> And I'm sure there's an analog program to "ls" to find what sg0 maps to.

You expect the gui user to follow symlinks to find out?

Jens Axboe

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