New standard proposal

Havoc Pennington hp at
Fri Sep 26 17:57:36 EEST 2003

On Thu, 2003-09-25 at 22:45, Derek Foreman wrote:
> I think it needs some kind of temporary disable option, possibly on a per 
> drive basis.
> The burning library I'm working on won't use a device if it's mounted, 
> so if a user inserts a CDRW with a valid filesystem on it, they won't be 
> able to blank it or burn to it until they unmount it.
> (insert, unmount, burn.. seems counterintuitive, and I think I'll end up 
> fielding thousands of "can't blank CDRW" bug reports :)

This is part of what the HAL can do. For example, it could export a way
to get an exclusive lock on a device.


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