Subject: NetBSD and JAZ drives
To: port-amiga <>
From: Georges Heinesch <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/24/1998 13:00:00
I have NetBSD 1.3/amiga installed on a JAZ drive. However I realized
that, if the 'verify after write' JAZ feature is enabled, the JAZ
produces corrupt filesystems. This occurs immediately after the first
write access to the JAZ disk is done. This results in a corrupt root
partition within seconds!

I posted this already 4 month ago to the and got
virtually no response. Due to this NetBSD behaviour, I had this
feature disabled until now, but I would like to use it again since it
is an additional safety feature of the JAZ.

What it does, is actually very simple. It verifies the data written to
the disk. I have no idea why NetBSD interferes with this feature?

Why is this?

Is there anybody using NetBSD on a JAZ disk with this 'verify after
write' enabled?

Cu  Georges Heinesch, Luxembourg -
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