Subject: Re: Heavy /dev/lpt use burdens system.
To: None <>
From: Ken Hornstein <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/11/1999 23:46:47
>> This was back a while ago (maybe 1.2 time frame), but I had serious data
>> corruption problems with the interruptful version (and last time I looked,
>> there hasn't been anything that changed in lpt that would obviously fix
>> the problem I was having).
>That's not true. There was a timing bug in the driver that I fixed. (I
>didn't diagnose the problem -- I just experimented with patches and
>committed one). It helped all the "machine rebooting" and other
>problems people were reporting. This was done a long time back --
>certainly way before 1.4.

I stand corrected.  I'll try the box I was having the data corruption
problem on once I upgrade it.