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    SubjectRe: READ/WRITE CDROM
    On Mon, Dec 13 1999, Steve Underwood wrote:
    > You seem to imply that a DVD-RAM can be treated like a floptical disk, which
    > I don't think was your intention. The DVD-RAM still has a severe limit on
    > write cycles, like CD-RW. Using it for a normal file system, with endless
    > meta-data updates, would wear the disk out ultra quick.

    I meant to imply that a DVD-RAM can be treated like a floptical
    disk (or normal disk) as seen from the kernel. What the user does
    with it is a different matter.

    > the writes is very important. All in all CD-RW seems a pretty flaky
    > technology.

    I haven't gotten near to 1000 write limit yet, but I've had no
    problems what so ever.

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    * Jens Axboe <axboe@image.dk>
    * Linux CD-ROM Maintainer
    * http://www.kernel.dk

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