Re: 2.9test9-mm1 and DAO ATAPI cd-burning corrupt

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Thu Nov 06 2003 - 14:36:54 EST

On 6 Nov 2003, bill davidsen wrote:
> There is a problem with ide-scsi in 2.6, and rather than fix it someone
> came up with a patch to cdrecord to allow that application to work
> properly, and perhaps "better" in some way.


The "somebody" strongly felt that ide-scsi was not just ugly but _evil_,
and that the syntax and usage of "cdrecord" was absolutely stupid.

That somebody was me.

ide-scsi has always been broken. You should not use it, and indeed there
was never any good reason for it existing AT ALL. But because of a broken
interface to cdrecord, cdrecord historically only wanted to touch SCSI
devices. Ergo, a silly emulation layer that wasn't really worth it.

The fact that nobody has bothered to fix ide-scsi seems to be a result of
nobody _wanting_ to really fix it.

So don't use it. Or if you do use it, send the fixes over.


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