Subject: Re: heads up: hdfd.c formatting change
To: Nathan J. Williams <>
From: Leo Weppelman <>
List: port-atari
Date: 08/26/2000 22:26:26
On Thu, Aug 24, 2000 at 04:11:46PM -0400, Nathan J. Williams wrote:

> I suspect that floppy formatting with the hdfd driver never worked; it
> might now.

I just tested your changes and formatting worked. And yes, it never worked
before... Thanks a bunch for catching it!

Some background - for the interested ;-)

The reason that this is not very well tested code is mostly due to the
fact that the designers of the Hades choose the SuperIO chip _without_
the fdc I/O fifo. writing a floppy on a normally loaded system becomes
a bit like russian roulette. You have to catch all 512 interrupts to
read/write a sector :-( The original Atari OS is not multitasking, so
you can get away with this and save a few bucks.