Subject: Re: Error code for "No Media"
To: None <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/28/1999 19:46:37
On Jan 27, Matthew Jacob wrote
> I don't understand this step. What do you mean 'restrict'?

/dev/cd0d couldn't be opened if there's no media in the drive (because
errors are not reported when reading a block device, just a short read).

> If you do this,
> please add a control minor so that the device can be opened
> unconditionally if need be.

What's wrong with using /dev/rcd0d instead ?

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.