Subject: Re: CD-R with NetBSD-1.3?
To: Chris Jones <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/15/1998 15:52:10
On Jan 14, Chris Jones wrote
> Does anybody know if there's any reason why NetBSD doesn't have a WORM (or
> CD-R) driver?  Would such a thing even be necessary, or do people think
> it's a better idea to go with programs like cdrecord, which uses the
> generic scsi(4) interface?

For things like this I think an userland program is better. Each vendor has
his own command set, and drive behavior differ from one to another, and
commands may be different between 2 drives of the same vendor.
You need a new driver for each new drive, a userland program is easier to
maintain (and share across different OS's).

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.