What's the status of the CAM/ATAPI integration? Is anyone thinking of 
working on it?

When last mentioned, it was mooted that some work needed to be done to 
tidy things up. Since then, it's gone very quiet - specifically, I don't 
seem to recall seeing any specifics about what needed to be cleaned up.

Some time later (what it is now, 6 months?), it's not in the tree, and I 
suspect that the happy ATAPI/CAM users are either applying patches 
locally to keep using this useful functionality, or bemoaning the fact 
that FreeBSD doesn't let them use cdrecord with ATAPI CD-Rs....

Whilst I appreciate the need for coding standards and good-quality code, 
(and indeed this is a large part of my personal reasons for choosing 
this OS), it seems to me that this has kind of slipped through the 

I've been using the CAM/ATAPI patches on -STABLE for some time now, and 
it Just Works - I've burned quite a lot of CD-R's and CD-RW's with my 
internal laptop drive and the latest 'cdrecord' from ports, and neither 
this nor anything else on the machine appears to suffer unduly.

What I'd *really* like to see is for the CAM/ATAPI stuff to go into 4.7 
- it seems to me that people choose the OS for stability, performance 
and, let's not forget, *features*, what you can actually /do/ with the 



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