Re: capability flag for ATAPI MO (from kernel mailing list)

From: Jens Axboe (
Date: Mon Jun 02 2003 - 05:45:17 EST

On Fri, May 30 2003, Pascal Schmidt wrote:
> On Fri, 30 May 2003, David Wilson wrote:
> > Is optical (or CDC_OPTICAL) a good name for this capability?
> > After all, CD CD-R CD-RW DVD DVD+/-R(W) are all optical.
> Well, I simply used something similar to ide_optical from IDE code, but
> I agree that it's not optimal.
> > That said, a better name does not immediately spring to mind
> > (unless MOPTICAL works for you - magneto-optical seems too long).
> I'll see what Jens has to say about the name. CDC_MOPTICAL looks ugly
> to me, and CDC_MO too short. Maybe CDC_MO_DRIVE would work if
> CDC_OPTICAL is not acceptable.

CDC_MO_DRIVE would be fine with me, it's right to the point. But
basically I don't really care, I think it's pretty clear even if named

Jens Axboe

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