Re: dvd+rw-tools: DVD-RW discs are burned as "protected" on LG GSA-4163B
Bill Davidsen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Note that with cdrtools-2.01.01a20, you no longer need to specify the "dev="
> > parameter if you have only one CD/DVD drive and if the OS is user friendly.
> > This applies to Solaris, FreeBSD, BeOS, HP-UX, IRIX, MS-WIN, NextSTep,
> > SCO-UnixWare, SCO-OpenServer.
> > Cdrecord will on these OS just scan the SCSI address space for possible drives
> > and use the one if exactly one is found.
> Note that the most user-friendly of all, Linux, which has specified ALL
> cd devices for years in /proc/sys/dev/cdrom/info, is not on the above
This is simply not true.
This strange and basically useless /proc/sys/dev/cdrom/info has not been
a default interface.
> list. Linux includes SCSI, IDE, Firewire, USB, and SATA on the list. The
> problem is that Linux long ago saw reality and realized that most users
> didn't think in terms of SCSI numbers, particularly not when the devices
> were not SCSI, so they switched to names.
Looks like you loose connectivity to reality.
Cdrtools are based on generic SCSI (libscg) and recent Linux versions lack
ONE orthogonal interface to access all SCSI devices. It does not help to have
an infinite number of overlapping interfaces that are even implemented in a
malicius way to prevent tools from detecting and identifying drives that are
visible via more than one interface.
For this reason, Linux is definitely not userfriendly for SCSI users.
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