Re: Linux kernel 2.6.x Raw device support
> Perhaps someone here could offer some suggestions.
I take that for "any suggestions" and (again) advise DVD writer
programs like growisofs or cdrecord-ProDVD.
With growisofs i roughly use
formatter_program | \
growisofs -use-the-force-luke -dvd-compat -Z /dev/sr0=/proc/self/fd/0
Data do not need to be aligned in a special way.
With my kernel 2.4 /dev/sr0 is /dev/hdc under ide-scsi emulation while
with kernel 2.6 /dev/hdc is said to work directly.
> It was also stated that in the next kernel development of 2.7 that
> raw device support could be removed.
Just for curiosity: when did this raw device thingee start to work ?
Is it a spinoff from udf-tools ? How official did it become inbetween ?
I'm still using kernel 2.4 and obviously missed some interesting
dead end developments. There is mentioned an open(2) option O_DIRECT
and a command raw(8) in my system's man pages. Thoughtful YaST did
not install any (according to raw -qa).
Have a nice day :)