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Subject: multivolume for harddisk models, too?

multivolume for harddisk models, too?

From: [IDC]Dragon <idc-dragon_at_gmx.de>
Date: 2005-01-05

Hi,

Rockbox learned a new trick, on the Ondio: the ability to work with multiple
partitions, which can be on different drives (internal memory and plugged
MMC card). Any extra partitions appear as a special, "virtual" directory in
the root dir.

We could enable this feature across all models, at a cost of growing Rockbox
by ~900 bytes. Perhaps half of this is the fat driver layer, the rest for
file system, UI, etc. Each partition mount we prepare for costs ~100 bytes,
the Ondio currently supports 2 of them.

Would this be of any use, are people partitioning their disks and want to
browse across? To how many partitions should we limit ourselves? (Don't dare
to ask for a config option.)

A very special application would be a home HD player from a scrapped Archos,
with 2 disk drives, or a Compact Flash slot. This would require a little
addition to the ATA driver, treating the drive# parameter for a master/slave
decision. Right now only the MMC driver supports 2 drives.

Jörg

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