[TUHS] Mach for i386 / Mt Xinu or other

Random832 random832 at fastmail.com
Tue Feb 21 23:47:41 AEST 2017


On Tue, Feb 21, 2017, at 05:30, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> *) star e.g. implements support for Linux specific file meta data 

Which interfaces for accessing these have been broken by which versions
of Linux?

> and cdrtools e.g need to implement pass through SCSI.

Requiring "pass through SCSI" for a CD burner violates the UNIX
philosophy that everything is a file (which implies that reading and
writing data be implemented, where possible, through the read and write
system calls rather than through special interfaces specific to a device
type).

So does requiring SCSI bus numbers rather than device filenames.


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