Subject: Re: MSDOS FS question [FAQ]
To: John F. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Peter Galbavy <email@example.com>
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 ?
Peter Galbavy work: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wonderland rest: email@example.com
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