[systemd-devel] When and why was write_cd_rules and 75-cd-aliases-generator.rules where dropped?

Kay Sievers kay at vrfy.org
Thu Feb 7 05:33:01 PST 2013

On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 2:20 PM, Robert Milasan <rmilasan at suse.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Feb 2013 14:11:13 +0100
> "Kay Sievers" <kay at vrfy.org> wrote:

>> People actually asked to remove /dev/dvd link we created in the
>> initial code, to not make any promises anymore, and not make it look
>> like multiple devices are supported:
>>   http://cgit.freedesktop.org/systemd/systemd/commit/?id=19b66dc57cce27175ff421c4c3a37e4a491b9c01
>> Your rules look fine, but we don't want to add them upstream, we just
>> provide the absolute minimum these days, and people should fix their
>> apps to query for devices, or add custom (or the distribution does)
>> rules to support legacy requirements.

> Well thank you Kay, that clears some things and to be honest it does
> help, but I still am on the idea the a base static rules for the
> primary cd/dvd driver should exists, don't think that those rules would
> screw something up.

Yeah, I thought the same that time and added them as you see in the
patch above. But as said, people did not like them to be tight to sr0
only, and it's a reasonable request, so we removed them from the


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