KHB: A Filesystems reading list
Posted Aug 22, 2006 23:25 UTC (Tue) by nlucas
In reply to: KHB: A Filesystems reading list
Parent article: KHB: A Filesystems reading list
CD-RW et al are what UFS is designed for.
Yes I know, but last I checked it's read-only, i.e. you can't use it on a partition as a normal filesystem, like the old msdos filesystem.
You have no easy way (AFAIK) to just add a file to a DVD-RW, like copy/paste or drag a file to a DVD-RW folder.
I would be happy enough when I can do something like this from the command line:
$ ufs-cp somefile.txt /media/cdrw/somedir/
and let it do the rest in the background (and not wait an eternity, off course). Much like the old days with DOS formated floppy disks.
My home PC still have an USB 1.1 hub and so I'm used to wait until it flushes all writes to the USB pen when unmounting. I only ask for something similar for a DVD-RW (the speed should not be that much different than for USB 1.1).
And you have the advantage that you can actually prevent the user from ejecting the CD/DVD before all writes are flushed, so less risk of user generated filesystem corruption (at least for users that don't use that cute little hole to open the "cup-holder" ;-).
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