Re: linux-kernel-digest V1 #132

David E A Wilson (
Tue, 8 Aug 1995 10:07:01 +1000 (EST)

> From: Eric Bosch <>
> Date: Tue, 25 Jul 1995 08:09:18 -0500 (CDT)
> Subject: Development of ATAPI CDROM Code
> I am preparing to modify ide-cd.c and supporting routines in order to
> access the 3 platters in my Sanyo 3 disk changer, and was looking for a
> few hints. Should I treat the three platters as partitions (ie hdc1,
> hdc2, hdc3, etc) or would it be more correct to define new devices for
> this unit. I am fairly new to kernel modifications, and are there any
> good documents available describing the multiple levels of driver code?
> Any help would be appreciated!

I for one would prefer that you did not use the partitions for different discs
as I want to be able to read Apple CD-ROMs which are partitioned themselves.
Apple have defined A/UX, HFS, ProDOS etc partition types.

How it should be done I do not know...