Subject: Re: USB 2.0 for the brave
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/22/2001 21:48:12
In message <>, Peter Seebach writes
>In message <>, Lennart Augustsson writes:
>>I thought we were talking about USB 2.  The firewire driver still doesn't
>>have any support for disks.
>>And probably not disconnects either. :-)
>Ahh.  I thought we were discussing firewire.  For now, USB has a huge
>advantage over firewire:  I can use it today.  ;)  It's come a long way since
>the Toshiba system that came with a special hacked version of Windows 95 rev A
>which could drive only one specific USB device.  Heh.

Well, I still can't get my USB floppy to work -- it usually works for 
read, but never for write.  (kern/13935 for details, if you're curious.)
I should have added that the same failures occur on 1.5.2.

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