Re: cdrecord hangs my computer

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Sat Dec 06 2003 - 17:33:05 EST

On Sat, 6 Dec 2003, Larry McVoy wrote:
> Hey, that "piece of crap" has burned one heck of a lot of ISO images of
> Linux over the years.

And so does windows. That doesn't make it good.

> How about a nod of thanks to the author before you tell him you don't
> like his interface?

I tried to tell him why numbers are bad. Very politely, explaining that a
lot of devices cannot be enumerated by a traditional "bus/dev/lun" scheme.
He basically cursed at me, and told me that that is how SCSI works. Never
mind that IDE isn't SCSI, and even SCSI doesn't work that way any more
(iSCSI comes to mind).

I can be polite. But when there is no reason to be polite, I can be blunt

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