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SubjectRe: CD writing in future Linux (stirring up a hornets' nest)
On Fri, Feb 17, 2006 at 04:35:30PM -0500, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> I not entirely sure about having classes other than cdrom, just because
> we already have CD, DVD, DVD-DL, and are about to add blue-ray and
> HD-DVD, so if I can tell that it's a removable device which can read
> CDs, the applications have a fighting chance to looking at the device to
> see what it is. As a human I would like the model information because
> the kernel has done the work, why should people have to chase it when it
> could be in one place?

Sure, I don't object to that at all, as long as you can detect this kind
of information easily from within the kernel.


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