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Subject: Re: multivolume for harddisk models, too?

Re: multivolume for harddisk models, too?

From: Björn Stenberg <bjorn_at_haxx.se>
Date: 2005-01-05

[IDC]Dragon wrote:
> 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.)

I think we should enable this for all models, with max 4 partitions.

> 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.

When/if someone makes such a special application he/she will adjust the ata driver for it aswell. And then we can commit that.

-- 
Björn
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