Dan Hollis (email@example.com)
Tue, 13 Jan 1998 11:14:12 -0800 (PST)
On Tue, 13 Jan 1998, Tethys wrote:
> >Yes, that's my feeling too. I think devices should be categorised by
> >functionality. Whether something is a SCSI disc, an IDE disc or a
> >floppy is of secondary importance.
> So how do you classify something like the PD drives found on recent
> Compaqs and other machines? They're a combined drive that accepts both
> CD-ROMs and rewritable optical disks. Under NT, they have two separate
> drive letters. Are you suggesting that we have two devices for the same
> drive, one in /dev/cdrom, one in /dev/scsi (or whatever)? I don't even
> know if the drive is supported at all under Linux, but the principle
> is there.
Linux already supports PD drives. A PD has 2 LUNs. The first is a CDROM
device, the second is a scsi disc device. On my system, they appear
as sda and scd0. There is absolutely no problems using PD drives under