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SubjectRe: CD writing in future Linux (stirring up a hornets' nest)
Greg KH <greg@kroah.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 13, 2006 at 02:26:54PM +0100, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> > Greg KH <greg@kroah.com> wrote:
> >
> > > On Fri, Feb 10, 2006 at 04:06:39PM -0500, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> > > >
> > > > The kernel could provide a list of devices by category. It doesn't have
> > > > to name them, run scripts, give descriptions, or paint them blue. Just a
> > > > list of all block devices, tapes, by major/minor and category (ie.
> > > > block, optical, floppy) would give the application layer a chance to do
> > > > it's own interpretation.
> > >
> > > It does so today in sysfs, that is what it is there for.
> >
> > Do you really whant libscg to open _every_ non-directory file under /sys?
>
> Of course not. Here's one line of bash that gets you the major:minor
> file of every block device in the system:
> block_devices="$(echo /sys/block/*/dev /sys/block/*/*/dev)"
>
> The block devices are all in a specific location.

Are you sure you understand the problem?

It isd most unlikely that all SCSI devices are there.

Jörg

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