This is a patch for the Linux kernel 2.6.12 which implements
(incomplete?) support for UDF 2.50 (reading only). This
kernel seems to have the latest version of the UDF
implementation (0.9.8.1). After the patch the version
number will be 0.9.9 (this is only a suggestion, the module
maintainer will decide what's best).
To apply the patch copy the file 'patch-2.6.12_udf_250' to
the directory where the kernel source resides, e.g.
"/usr/src/linux", and issue 'patch -p1 <
patch-2.6.12_udf_250'. The patching should happen without
any warning. Recompile the kernel/modules.
- In case of error the function udf_get_pblock_meta25()
returns a value of 0xFFFFFFFF instead of the physical
address of the requested block. This will lead to on infinite
loop and freeze the machine because the kernel tries to
read from an invalid block address.
- Testing was done on Slackware 10.1 and we have used
only one DVD-RW written with Nero's InCD, containing
music, photos and a 1 GB VOB file. No testing with
multisession DVDs, multiple partitions.
Critiques, suggestions, corrections should be directed to:
Sebastian Manciulea, manciuleas at yahoo dot com
Mircea Fedoreanu, mirceaf_spl at yahoo dot com
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