Subject: Re: proposal for MI floppy formatting
To: None <>
From: John Kohl <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/17/1996 18:02:39
>>>>> "AG" == Adam Glass <> writes:

AG> A question about the fdformat_result enumerator:
AG> Why does it exist?  Isn't returning an appropriate code back from the
AG> ioctl sufficient?  Seems like it is sufficient for every other ioctl I
AG> can think of.

I wanted some way to indicate a media formatting error; EIO seemed at
first blush to be a bit too nonspecific for that.  I could certainly be
convinced to drop the fdformat_result, if the existing error codes can
be used sensibly.