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-Getting started quick
----------------------
-
-- Select packet support in the block device section and UDF support in
- the file system section.
-
-- Compile and install kernel and modules, reboot.
-
-- You need the udftools package (pktsetup, mkudffs, cdrwtool).
- Download from http://sourceforge.net/projects/linux-udf/
-
-- Grab a new CD-RW disc and format it (assuming CD-RW is hdc, substitute
- as appropriate):
- # cdrwtool -d /dev/hdc -q
-
-- Setup your writer
- # pktsetup dev_name /dev/hdc
-
-- Now you can mount /dev/pktcdvd/dev_name and copy files to it. Enjoy!
- # mount /dev/pktcdvd/dev_name /cdrom -t udf -o rw,noatime
-
-
-Packet writing for DVD-RW media
--------------------------------
-
-DVD-RW discs can be written to much like CD-RW discs if they are in
-the so called "restricted overwrite" mode. To put a disc in restricted
-overwrite mode, run:
-
- # dvd+rw-format /dev/hdc
-
-You can then use the disc the same way you would use a CD-RW disc:
-
- # pktsetup dev_name /dev/hdc
- # mount /dev/pktcdvd/dev_name /cdrom -t udf -o rw,noatime
-
-
-Packet writing for DVD+RW media
--------------------------------
-
-According to the DVD+RW specification, a drive supporting DVD+RW discs
-shall implement "true random writes with 2KB granularity", which means
-that it should be possible to put any filesystem with a block size >=
-2KB on such a disc. For example, it should be possible to do:
-
- # dvd+rw-format /dev/hdc (only needed if the disc has never
- been formatted)
- # mkudffs /dev/hdc
- # mount /dev/hdc /cdrom -t udf -o rw,noatime
-
-However, some drives don't follow the specification and expect the
-host to perform aligned writes at 32KB boundaries. Other drives do
-follow the specification, but suffer bad performance problems if the
-writes are not 32KB aligned.
-
-Both problems can be solved by using the pktcdvd driver, which always
-generates aligned writes.
-
- # dvd+rw-format /dev/hdc
- # pktsetup dev_name /dev/hdc
- # mkudffs /dev/pktcdvd/dev_name
- # mount /dev/pktcdvd/dev_name /cdrom -t udf -o rw,noatime
-
-
-Packet writing for DVD-RAM media
---------------------------------
-
-DVD-RAM discs are random writable, so using the pktcdvd driver is not
-necessary. However, using the pktcdvd driver can improve performance
-in the same way it does for DVD+RW media.
-
-
-Notes
------
-
-- CD-RW media can usually not be overwritten more than about 1000
- times, so to avoid unnecessary wear on the media, you should always
- use the noatime mount option.
-
-- Defect management (ie automatic remapping of bad sectors) has not
- been implemented yet, so you are likely to get at least some
- filesystem corruption if the disc wears out.
-
-- Since the pktcdvd driver makes the disc appear as a regular block
- device with a 2KB block size, you can put any filesystem you like on
- the disc. For example, run:
-
- # /sbin/mke2fs /dev/pktcdvd/dev_name
-
- to create an ext2 filesystem on the disc.
-
-
-Using the pktcdvd sysfs interface
----------------------------------
-
-Since Linux 2.6.20, the pktcdvd module has a sysfs interface
-and can be controlled by it. For example the "pktcdvd" tool uses
-this interface. (see http://tom.ist-im-web.de/download/pktcdvd )
-
-"pktcdvd" works similar to "pktsetup", e.g.:
-
- # pktcdvd -a dev_name /dev/hdc
- # mkudffs /dev/pktcdvd/dev_name
- # mount -t udf -o rw,noatime /dev/pktcdvd/dev_name /dvdram
- # cp files /dvdram
- # umount /dvdram
- # pktcdvd -r dev_name
-
-
-For a description of the sysfs interface look into the file:
-
- Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-class-pktcdvd
-
-
-Using the pktcdvd debugfs interface
------------------------------------
-
-To read pktcdvd device infos in human readable form, do:
-
- # cat /sys/kernel/debug/pktcdvd/pktcdvd[0-7]/info
-
-For a description of the debugfs interface look into the file:
-
- Documentation/ABI/testing/debugfs-pktcdvd
-
-
-
-Links
------
-
-See http://fy.chalmers.se/~appro/linux/DVD+RW/ for more information
-about DVD writing.