Subject: Re: MSDOS FS question [FAQ]
To: John F. Woods <>
From: Peter Galbavy <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/18/1994 16:52:57
> The floppy disk channel has woefully inadequate buffering, which of course
> means that it is placed near the bottom of the food chain in terms of DMA
> priority.  Hence, SCSI disk activity is almost certain to cause data
> overruns and underruns (depending on which direction the DMA is going).
> I generally do a sync before accessing the floppy drive.

Yes. But hardware ignorants like me would expect the driver to know
this and have a fair retry at it, without killing th e console with
messages. Does the current driver retry at all ?

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