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    SubjectFloppy-related hangs in 2.1.94-99
    Hi!  I've posted something about this to comp.os.linux.development.system
    but got no response - I'm wondering if anyone here might know more about
    it.

    The problem is that writing floppies with dd causes both of my machines to
    lock up solid when running any kernel >= 2.1.94, while kernels <= 2.1.91
    and 2.0.33 don't do this. (2.1.92 is just generally unstable, while
    2.1.93 doesn't boot, so I haven't tried it on them). The floppy driver
    is loaded as a module on all these kernels.

    Both boxes are uniprocessor SCSI-based machines, using the ncr53c8xx
    driver. I've heard a bit about floppy-related hangs on SMP machines, but
    nothing about uniprocessors. The dd version is GNU fileutils 3.16.
    Unfortunately, when it locks up, it doesn't leave any useful information
    in the logs - it just hangs, without responding to the SysRq key or
    anything.

    I'm not a kernel hacker so I'm not sure how to go about diagnosing the
    problem. Regardless, it's not life-threatening - I just thought I'd let
    y'all know it exists.



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