Subject: Re: Compiling Kernel (long!)
To: None <port-atari@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Waldi Ravens <>
List: port-atari
Date: 02/14/1996 02:21:03
Hi Howard,

>   This looks even worse than the current kludge. The correct solution
>   is an auto-detecting fd-driver.
> I agree. I wrote just such a driver for Minix 1.4 at least 8 years ago.
> I'm apalled to see the world still using this approach. My driver would
> also dynamically determine the number of sectors per track, thus supporting
> the oddball ST formats like 10 or 11 sector tracks on double-density,
> or 20-22 sector tracks on high density.

I wonder if there would be some efficient method to determine the number
of cylinders. The only thing I could come up with is to start at track 0
and increase track number until the next track cannot be found. This is
not exactly what I would call efficient...