Re: CD writing in future Linux (stirring up a hornets' nest)

From: Zoltan Boszormenyi
Date: Thu Feb 09 2006 - 11:59:52 EST


DervishD <lkml@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Could you please clarify which things are broken by Matthias
patch? This way he (or other developer) can prepare a better patch
and maintain it. BTW, I patched my cdrecord with Matthias patch and
nothing seems to be broken :? Maybe am I missing something?

It is completely broken and thus makes no sense at all.

As I did write it looks lie a dentist drills a hole into an aking tooth
and then claims to be complete with the whole treatment.


It is a nicely written metaphor but hardly qualifies as a technical argument.
Sorry, -1 point for you for being such a bully. You obviously didn't look at
Matthias' patch, you even expressed unwillingness to look at it.
I would be _very_ surprised if at the end you actually read or
(oh, the horror!) test it.

I have followed every such threads that ended in a flamefest.

Folks, please, cdrecord is GPL, at least up to 2.01.01a06.
Take this version and ask for help from the wizards at
in forking. They drink, eat and breath CD-R[W] and DVD+-R[W] firmwares,
they surely know vendor commands, they must be able to understand
Jörg's software and maybe improve upon it. They can validate the
ossdvd patch, and fix it if it's buggy. For those who don't know,
there even exists a firmware updater for Pioneer DVD+-RW
drives that work on Linux with /dev entries, on a live system,
without the need for a reboot...
Look, Jörg, they don't need HOST/TARGET/LUN triplets for this task!

Best regards,
Zoltán Böszörményi

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