Re: Geting rid of ide-scsi ?
Andy Polyakov wrote:
[ A long and interesting answer ... ]
Thank you very much, Andy !
To summarize : using a stock kernel allows the use of /dev/hdx with
dvd+rw-tools. Patching the kernel allows for true direct access to dvd+r(w)
discs, but needs ide-scsi on 2.4.x kernels (the stock 2.6.0 kernel
already has the relevant "patch").
Three questions :
1) Is the above summary correct ?
2) Is the 2.4 kernel patch compatible with the "packet writing" patch one
can use to allow packet writing to CD, thus allowing to create and update
R/W UDF filesystems (à la Adaptec DirectCD) ? (The very same question may
or may not be relevant for 2.6 kernels).
3) [ Out of my deep ignorance of DVD[+|-]R(W) standards ] : Is it possible
to create such UDF R/W filesystems on DVDs ? This could allow for a swell
incremental backup system for small/medium systems ... As I understand it,
growisofs currently allows for something like that (i.e. one can, for
example, *add* an incremental tar archive to a disk already containing a
tar archive). The current "packet writing" tools allow for *replacing* an
existing file on a CD. Is such a solution possible on a DVD ?