Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/sysutils/cdrdao
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Charles M. Hannum <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/19/2004 03:15:26
On Monday 19 July 2004 02:57, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Jul 2004, Allen Briggs wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 19, 2004 at 02:21:57AM +0000, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> >> Fill in blank "vendor" and "product_id" fields with "UNKNOWN", to make
> >> it possible to match a valid entry in ~/.cdrdao-drivers.
> >
> > Catching up on the tech-kern messages just now, I've been wondering
> > if "EMPTY" or "UNSPEC" or "MISSING" might be better than "UNKNOWN".
> > Probably just my personal taste...  :-)
> I briefly considered "Unspecified", except that doesn't fit in the
> eight letters allowed. "BLANK" might be good, since the field is
> actually 8 space characters, except I can just about imagine a company
> named "BLANK", and no user should care that the field is space-filled,
> but only that there's no useful information in it.

Perhaps making it use the SCSI INQUIRY info instead would fix the problem...