Re: CD writing in future Linux (stirring up a hornets' nest)

From: D. Hazelton
Date: Mon Feb 13 2006 - 18:13:43 EST

On Monday 13 February 2006 10:12, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> Anders Karlsson <trudheim@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On 2/13/06, Joerg Schilling <schilling@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > [snip]
> >
> > > - Older CD-writers identified as WORM although a CD-R is not a
> > > WORM.
> >
> > Nitpicking I know, but technically, CD-R is WORM in the case of single
> > session write. And as long as the writer works, who cares if it is
> > labled WORM, CD-R or Earthworm..
> If you did know what a worm is, you would know that you are not correct:
> A WORM allows you to randomly write any sector once.
> A CD-R does not allows you to do this.

Joerg, the practical definition of WORM is "Write Once, Read Many" - whether
or not it supports writes to random sectors is a moot point, a CDR does seem
to fit the bill of a "write once, read many" medium.

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