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Re: Albook 15" CD/DVD burning

On Mon, Jan 12 2004, eric.bachard@b.org wrote:
> >> That's a different access method. Using ATAPI will send you through
> >> CDROM_SEND_PACKET, which in turn will use the same access method as
> >>the open-by-device (-dev=/dev/hdc) but with some loss of information.
> >>So I'd suggest dumping ATAPI. It worked _horribly_ in 2.4, and its
> >>deprecated for 2.6.
> So  you say that it's more correct (and secure)  to use something like :
> cdrecord -<option> nnnn -dev=/dev/hdc  file.iso  ?


> >>BTW. Executing cdrecord (version: Cdrecord-Clone 2.01a19) with 
> >>-dev=/dev/hdc
> >>outputs this warning message:
> >>
> >>"Open by 'devname' is unintentional and not supported."
> >>
> >>It might be confusing. Any explanation?
> >
> >
> >It's a Schilling thing, what can I say... Open by device works fine,
> >there's nothing to worry about. 
>  Next time, I won't read the doc :-)
> >I'll try and talk to Joerg and see if I
> >can't get him to take out that message.
> >
> In fact, the sentence :"Open by 'devname' is unintentional and not 
> supported." is the origin/reason of the confusion...

Precisely. I sent a patch to him right after writing the other mail, so
we'll see what he says (my gut says it wont be positive :-)

> Thank you for your intervention. And thank you too for all what you do 
> for the kernel.

Well thanks, my pleasure.

Jens Axboe

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