Subject: port-i386/5825: Lockups while writing floppy
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris Jones <email@example.com>
Date: 07/23/1998 13:11:02
>Synopsis: Lockups while writing floppy
>Responsible: gnats-admin (GNATS administrator)
>Arrival-Date: Thu Jul 23 12:20:00 1998
>Originator: Chris Jones
Center for Computational Biology, Montana State University
>Release: July 19, 1998
System: NetBSD hideo 1.3F NetBSD 1.3F (HIDEO) #3: Mon Jul 20 15:17:56 MDT 1998 root@hideo:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/HIDEO i386
While running dd to a floppy on one console, if I do much of anything
else on another console, the machine locks hard. No keyboard input,
no keyclick (I have an annoying keyboard which always clicks when I
hit keys), the floppy drive light stays on, but it doesn't make the
ttyE0: "dd if=boot.fs of=/dev/fd0a"
ttyE8: Login and telnet to another machine. It usually locks before I
get the prompt.
workaround: Don't do anything else while it's writing to floppy. It
successfully writes the floppy, and the system is usable afterwards.