Subject: Re: proposal for MI floppy formatting
To: Gordon W. Ross <>
From: Brett Lymn <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/21/1996 17:24:54
According to Gordon W. Ross:
>I might suggest instead that strange formats like that might be
>supported by a different ioctl that makes no attempt to hide the
>attributes of the actual hardware (i.e. NEC 765 or Intel 82072)
>and gives you pretty much raw access to that hardware.

In that case, why not have an IOCTL that does a write track and the
user provides a pointer to the buffer that has the contents of the
track to write.  The IOCTL would have the assume that the caller knew
what they were doing and had correctly laid out the track in memory.

Brett Lymn, Computer Systems Administrator, AWA Defence Industries
  "Upgrading your memory gives you MORE RAM!" - ad in MacWAREHOUSE catalogue.