Subject: Re: Bus-Master DMA error: missing interrupt
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/29/1998 21:29:05
On Dec 27, Todd Vierling wrote
> That's not quite it; I believe the user was mentioning the fact that neither
> EOF nor errno=EIO are returned on a read past end of raw unit as with tape
> drives; instead, the above check condition is generated.

EOF would be generated if the user was using the 'a' partition and the
disklabel was properly initialised (i.e. with the real size of the track).
Dealing with end of media when the last read is a short read should not be 
handled in devices drivers IMHO.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.