Re: cd burning: kernel / userspace?
From: Kevin Fox
Date: Thu Aug 12 2004 - 18:18:10 EST
Why not use an interface similar to tapes? Have different devices for
different modes of operation?
On Tue, 2004-08-10 at 15:05, Wakko Warner wrote:
> > I've followed the latest cdrecord "discussion" on the list, and I can't
> > see why you have to use a userspace program which talks SCSI in order to
> > burn a cd.
> I agree.
> > Why can't a similar method be used for DAO writing? Packet writing and
> > Mount Rainer support belongs in the kernel - why not normal cd burning?
> > On modern "burnproof" hardware, it should be possible to use dd to write
> > your disk image to the cdrecorder device. I'm guessing that this just
> > isn't as interesting, especially with userspace programs available to do
> > the job.
> Disclamer: I'm not a kernel hacker. Just looking at things on how they
> appear to me...
> I have thought about this myself. Using CDR/RW with the UDF format would be
> simply packet writing. This is already supported with CDRWs.
> However, I usually burn ISO instead of UDF. How should these instances be
> 1) DAO (ISO image burned)
> 2) TAO single session with or without fixation. I have burned audio disks
> like this before where I would leave off the fixate option and keep burning,
> each track is closed.
> 3) TAO multi session leaving disk open
> 4) TAO multi session closing disk (probably similar if not the same as 2)
> 5) blanking a CDRW (fast and/or slow)
> Maybe something along the lines of IOCTLs that do these? Wouldn't it seem
> silly to:
> cdrwcontrol DAO speed=40 burnproof ....
> dd if=my.iso of=/dev/scd0 (sorry, I'm a scsi guy =)
> or cdrwcontrol TAO speed=40 ...
> dd ..
> cdrwcontrol fixate
> Ok, enough rambling, I think the idea is out =)
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