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Date:      Mon, 28 Nov 2011 12:17:11 +0000
From:      "b. f." <>
To:        Thomas Mueller <>
Cc:,, Lowell Gilbert <>,
Subject:   Re: "options atapicam" and/or "device ATA_CAM" in kernel config?
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> Now I think I'll try to rebuild the kernel with "options ATA_CAM" and drop
> "device atapicam".
> This question needs to be better resolved in time for FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE.
> I cross-post this message to so the developers
> will see it.  FreeBSD users want to be able to burn CDs and DVDs, and since
> SCSI hardware has fallen out of style, I can say very few if any FreeBSD 9.0
> users will have an actual SCSI CD or DVD drive.

The new CAM(4) is not just for SCSI devices (and SCSI, as it is
usually used now, does not deal only with the old parallel SCSI
devices). Despite the fact that most CD and DVD drives will now appear
as cdX devices, and cd(4) is full of references to SCSI, most CD and
DVD drives should be supported.  And while burncd(8) will not work
with the new interface, other software in ports should -- for example,
sysutils/cdrtools and sysutils/cdrtools-devel, as was mentioned


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