Re: cdrtools cdrecord/cdrecord.c
On Sun, Jan 22, 2006 at 01:38:19AM +0100, Joerg Schilling wrote:
>Steve McIntyre <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> >Please tell me why an unmodified cdrecord runs best on Linux and
>> >why > 90% of all bugs on the Debian bug tracking system for cdrtools
>> >are caused by the modifications done by Debian.
>> *snort* Go on, justify that bullshit statement. Please, I'd love you
>> to try. Show us bug numbers.
>What do you like to prove with this kind of silly response?
You asserted that Debian patches caused > 90% of all our bugs. That's
patently NOT TRUE. I'm pointing that out.
>Many of the bug entries already include comments from me that
>explain the reason for the related bug...
>Show me a justification for the patches applied by Debian on cdrecord.
>None of the patches fixes a problem.
The full set of Debian patches against cdrecord are:
Set up reasonable default values in the cdrecord config
Little patch to extend error information
Remove advertising for cdrecord-ProDVD.
Define our contact address for program info
Remove the Debian specific suffix from the executable filename
dev=ATA:1,0,0 uselessly opens /dev/hda, breaking non-root
access. See #228215
Fix problems with kernel include doing wrong things.
Add linux specific rawio capability allocation to work with
kernels > 2.6.8
Open devices with O_EXCL to stop other programs from interrupting
If we can't get a buffer as big as we would like, shrink the
desired size until it works. Bug #330371
Simple bug fix for ultra high speed RW media detection
_All_ of those were applied after user bug reports - I've just grabbed
the comments from the top of each patch we use for cdrecord. Our
patches are available at
if anybody wants to look further. Joerg, we don't want to argue with
you. We would love it if you'd accept some of the changes we've made
that make cdrecord much more useful for us and our users on Linux. But
please stop accusing us of breaking things...
Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK. email@example.com
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