Subject: Re: BFFS and Newfs -O (still fails)
To: Alan Kelm <>
From: Eduardo E. Horvath <>
List: amiga
Date: 12/06/1994 12:48:43
On Tue, 6 Dec 1994, Alan Kelm wrote:

> Andreas Johansson reported the same problems,  and observed that the 
> problem does not occur when copying a single file,  but only when copying 
> multiple files.   My experience is the same:  copying a 7-Meg tar-file 
> works fine,  but copying 21 little files hangs the machine.

I noticed this and also had some lockups when I used arp's move command 
to move (copy then delete) onto the BFFS partitions.

> My machine is an A3000 with a 530 MB Fujitsu drive on the internal 
> controller.  (I also have a 240Mb quantum prodrive on the same controller). 
> Andreas reported his problems on an A4000/040 with 425Mb quantum 
> prodrive on a GVP Series II controller.  Could this be a problem 
> that only occurs on large (fast) hard drives? 

I'm on an A2500 with a 520MB Fujitsu.  (I alson have a Q40s and an HP, 
but they don't have BFFS partitions on them.)