Re: cdrecord 2.01 do READ_BUFFER and crashes drive.
Joerg Schilling wrote:
Linux, as explained below, I had no way of installing Solaris 10.
Q: If you find that the Linux kernel is broken, how about making it optional?
A: Well, I know for a long time and cdrtools was developed on Solaris since
the beginning for exactly this reason.
I don't want to turn this into a Linux versus Solaris flame-match; for me,
I did have both as optional - I had Solaris 7 and Linux installed
simultaneously about 6 years ago, on a *Sony Vaio laptop*; I had both, and
if they both work, I would probably continue to use both and switch
where appropriate, and there would have been no need to choose. Linux
was optional, and still is. Solaris 7 still resides in my 2nd partition, now.
I am willing to believe you that Solaris 10 is a much better OS than Linux;
I have heard a lot of good things about Solaris, and my laptop dual-boots
linux and Solaris 7, even now. I want to have both. There is no need
6 years ago, linux supported all the hardware I had then on the laptop,
Solaris 7 did not (pcmcia did not work so I had no network connectivity,
Xsun only did 480 x 640 at 4-bit/16-color color, Xfree did 1024x768 x 24-bit).
I have tried to make Xfree work under Solaris 7, and I have tried to make
the video porting kit work as well. I don't think Solaris 10 substantially
improved hardware support on heavily OEM'ed laptops like a Sony Vaio.
I want to believe you, and when I have a *desktop* system with fairly
standard *mainstream* hardware, I will give Solaris 10 a try, *again*,