Re: CDROM jukebox filesystem using autofs

Alan Cox (
Fri, 1 May 1998 09:21:38 +0100 (BST)

> > in, ideally it should be able to go into either drive -- not only the one it
> > was originally removed from. Is this reasonable?
> Probably, it would be best to make a driver (similar to loop) with a
> number of minors equal to the number of CDs you will support. Make each
> CD it's own device, and then the user can mount them normaly.

Remember that each CD might have partitions. With a 4x4 SCSI changer on
a Mac you might have 32 file systems to mount. Any encoding needs to take
account of this in its minor numbers


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