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Re: Growisofs input cache (get away from dd?)

>>>> source code: growisofs -Z /dev/cdrom=/dev/fd/0 < image.iso. Ta-dah...
> David Weisgerber:
>> I think that using the pipe will create another buffer 
>> which I want to avoid.
> This is not a pipe. It is an inherited file
> descriptor.
> man bash says:
>   Redirecting Input
>     Redirection of input causes the file whose name results from the expan-
>     sion  of  word  to  be  opened for reading on file descriptor n, or the
>     standard input (file descriptor 0) if n is not specified.
>     The general format for redirecting input is:
>           [n]<word

Right. One can also do

exec 3 < image.iso
growisofs -Z /dev/cdrom1=/dev/fd/3 &
growisofs -Z /dev/cdrom2=/dev/fd/3 &

and whatever equivalent in C, i.e. open once, pass to many. It is *as
good* as letting growisofs open it. Actually *better*, because it's not
subject to race condition. You only have to make sure that the file is
opened with O_LARGEFILE or with open64. Some script interpretators might
fail to. A.

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