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Re: Problem with Samsung CDRW/DVD SM-308B

Bill Davidsen <davidsen@tmr.com> wrote:

> Joerg Schilling wrote:
> > Bill Davidsen <davidsen@tmr.com> wrote:
> >
> >   
> >>> OK, I guess my first step is to wait until linux-source-2.6.20 arrives 
> >>> in testing so that I can try that.  The system I am working on is my 
> >>> main workhorse, so I am reluctant to mess about with it much.
> >>>       
> >> Kernel source is on ftp.kernel.org, if you want to see if 
> >> there's a bug in the mainline kernel.
> >>     
> >
> > Note that the Linux kernel folks do not like that these sources are used and 
> > claim that they are not useful for running a stable system. They rather point
> > you to a distribution......
> >
> > Replacing the custom kernel from Suse with one from kernel.org did never work
> > for me without a big effort since Linux supports loadable modules.
> >   
> I am very surprised to hear this from you! You have complained many time 
> over the years that people were finding problems in modified versions of 
> cdrecord and blaming errors on your source. When I suggested getting the 
> official source instead of some patched version, I would have expected 
> you to agree completely that it is always better to use the real thing.

I am very surprised to read this from you.....

You seem to read the LKML and for this reason you should know that the Linux 
kernel developers tell you not to use their software in the original state.

After being asked, they told me that this is because of the general instability
of the original product and in special because they introduce bugs in the kernel
include files that they do not like to fix.

On the other side, I tell people to use my original software because I guarantee
for quality and because I do not introduce silly bugs that Linux distributors
usually introduce in my software.


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