Re: CD Jukeboxes

Hugo Van den Berg (
Thu, 6 Feb 1997 08:48:26 +0100 ()

On Wed, 5 Feb 1997, Alan Cox wrote:

> > I think this should not be limited to SCSI CD changers. There are also
> > (E)IDE CD changers, tape changers, worm changers etc. which would benefit
> > from such a mechanism.
> It seems sensible to map the IDE cdrom changes to "partitions" - ie
> /dev/hda1 /dev/hda2 /dev/hda3 ...
> etc. and auto switch in the driver.

Exactly my idea. There is a separate project that works on this, they have
a web page and everything. I've tried to contact them, but have not had
replies so far.

The mail I was replying to here was about preventing unneeded CD changes
on a SCSI CD changer though, and I thought it might be nice to make such
code more general to prevent unneeded changes on any kind of changer.

(Sidetrack) - Has it ever been considered to bring IDE ans SCSI under the
same driver model ? That could save a lot of maintenance. Drives could be
mapped to ID's and Changers could be mapped to LUN's. The 32bit windows
versions work this way, and it appears to work fine.

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