Subject: Re: usb floppy support
To: Mark Davies <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/15/2004 10:01:38
In message <>, Mark Davies writes:
>My new Dell Latitude D600 has a USB floppy drive with it.  Not that I use 
>floppies very often but what would be involved in getting current to support 
>Plugging it in gives the following dmesg output:
>umass0 at uhub0 port 1 configuration 1 interface 0
>umass0: Sony USB Floppy Drive, rev 1.10/5.01, addr 3
>umass0: using UFI over CBI with CCI
>atapibus1 at umass0: 2 targets

Make sure it's plugged in at boot time.

The most likely answer has to do with buffer memory allocation; the 
kernel can't find a big-enough contiguous block.  At boot time, it can.

		--Steve Bellovin,