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[ale] Atapi cdrecord?



Go ahead and Jump to 2.6.  Aside from needing the "module-init-tools"
package installed it's a clean jump.  You can also bounce back and forth
without having to remove the new package.

Thus spake Dow Hurst (dhurst at kennesaw.edu):

> One problem with this that I hope is addressed properly in 
> the 2.6 kernel is that the SCSI code in Linux is not great. 
>  Linus Torvalds himself doesn't like it and has wanted it 
> reimplemented from scratch from 2.4.  At least that is what 
> I have garnered from some reading of posts.  Alan Cox took 
> over the IDE subsystem to help clean it up.  I wish I had 
> some time to play with 2.6 and see if it is true that direct 
> ATAPI support of CD burning is included so you aren't forced 
> to use the SCSI code.  I am not saying the current code in 
> 2.4 is bad.  It is confusing though to have to fight with 
> apps that want the ATAPI interface versus apps that want the 
> SCSI interface for the same physical hardware.  I can't wait 
> to get into 2.6 where alot of this was supposed to be dealt 
> with.  I don't know how far the changes got though.
> Dow
> 
> 
> Mike Panetta wrote:
> >And as an addendum to this I also personally think that everything
> >that supports a SCSI command set (or subset thereof) should show
> >up as a SCSI device, regardless of what kind of physical interface
> >it has.  It makes perfect sense to me that USB storage devices show 
> >up as SCSI devices, and that Firewire storage devices show up as
> >SCSI devices, so why the heck should IDE storage devices not show
> >up as SCSI devices?  They implement the command set, so why not
> >make it easier on ourselves and have everything be SCSI?
> >
> >Mike
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Mike Panetta <ahuitzot at mindspring.com>
> >Sent: Jan 11, 2004 4:03 PM
> >To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts <ale at ale.org>
> >Subject: Re: [ale] Atapi cdrecord?
> >
> >Read this:
> >
> >http://www.fokus.gmd.de/research/cc/glone/employees/joerg.schilling/private/man/README/README.ATAPI
> >
> >And decide for yourself.
> >
> >Personally I have no problems with the ide-scsi "fun"...
> >
> >Mike
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: "Robert L. Harris" <Robert.L.Harris at rdlg.net>
> >Sent: Jan 11, 2004 11:43 AM
> >To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts <ale at ale.org>
> >Subject: [ale] Atapi cdrecord?
> >
> >
> >
> >Ok, I remember a conversation about burning and the ide-scsi fun.  I
> >have a Knoppix CD I want to to burn, a Sony IDE cdrom on HCD and a pile
> >of blanks.  How do you burn using the ATAPI/IDE interface instead of the
> >ide-scsi fun?  Yeah, I'm just curious if it's easier.
> >
> >:wq!
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:wq!
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Robert L. Harris                     | GPG Key ID: E344DA3B
                                         @ x-hkp://pgp.mit.edu
DISCLAIMER:
      These are MY OPINIONS ALONE.  I speak for no-one else.

Life is not a destination, it's a journey.
  Microsoft produces 15 car pileups on the highway.
    Don't stop traffic to stand and gawk at the tragedy.
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