Re: dvd+rw-tools: DVD-RW discs are burned as "protected" on LG GSA-4163B
Bill Davidsen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > This strange and basically useless /proc/sys/dev/cdrom/info has not been
> > a default interface.
> It is present on a lot more machines than SCSI CD/DVD drives these days.
> While it's true that the user can suppress it, it's present in the major
> distributions, and I can't remember seeing any Linux system with /proc
> disabled in years.
1) Things like this do not beling into /proc
2) This kind of "interface" was subject to many incompatible changes
during the past years. If it stays stable for at least 2-3 years, we may
talk again about a pissibility of using it...
> > Looks like you loose connectivity to reality.
> The reality is that (a) almost no one uses SCSI optical devices, even if
> SCSI disk is in use, (b) there is a lot more use and support for Linux
> than any (or possibly all) of the legacy systems you mention as
> standard, and (c) the systems you like so well now support use of device
> names. That's the reality.
Come back to reallity!
No optical drive will allow you to write whithout SCSI.
Linux is the only platform that tries to remove a formerly present unique
Other platforms try the converse....
> > 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.
> The library was a wonderful thing... once. But it persists in a decade
> old view of peripherals. A valid path to a device can be determined from
The Linux people are trying to use a 30+ year old view of peripherals, this is
You seem to forget, that a memory stick is SCSI, a CD/DVD writer is SCSI
and many other devices are SCSI..... a properly designed OS would implement
a proper integration of SCSI devices instead of breaking an existing
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