cvs commit: src/sys/dev/ata atapi-cd.c atapi-cd.h

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Fri Nov 16 15:15:55 PST 2007

In message <473E238D.4030800 at>, Scott Long writes:
>Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

>>> Well, there are two questions:  media present (yes/no) and drive capable
>>> of telling if media present without just trying to read it (yes/no).
>> This risk reopening the old religious war if drivers should poll
>> their drives to be up to date on media existence.
>This has nothing to do with polling, you're just trotting out an 
>irrelevant argument to divert attention.

No, I merely pointed out that Nates worries had an obvious and widely
accepted solution, which unfortunately is religiously unacceptable
in certain parts of FreeBSD storage subsystems.

For all I know, the problem sos@ has complained about has a solution
that just needs somebody to change the relevant few lines of code.

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