On Tue, Jul 09, 2002 at 07:07:54AM -0400, David Gilbert wrote:
> Remember: unix is a system whereby you assemble piplelines and scripts
> of _simple_ programs to create complex behavior. It's not necessary
> to have a multi-cd tool when you can roll your own with your own
This is a simplistic and inadequate solution. UNIX was intended to be
efficient, not to do eight Times the amount of work of any other system.
This uses 8 times the memory, 8 times the processor, and 8 times the bus
(only 4 times if two channels, but you get the idea). A properly written CD
burning tool would use the SCSI commands to send the data only once to all
of the devices. This solution requires that you have a machine that is 8
times more powerful than you should actually need. We do not. We have an HP
Netserver 5: a P100 with a built in narrow SCSI2 controller.
Given the hardware, is there a way to burn 8 CDs at one time, or is there
some mirroring code that is well written enough to facilitate it?
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