[lkml]   [2001]   [Oct]   [27]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
    SubjectRe: Poor floppy performance in kernel 2.4.10

    On Sat, 27 Oct 2001, Alain Knaff wrote:

    > Register_disk seems to be related to partitions... and is yet another
    > place where floppy_fops is handed out. And it doesn't seem to have a
    > corresponding unregister_disk function, so this worries me
    > somewhat. Who did that, and why didn't he contact me?

    In most of the cases (and that includes floppy.c) unregister_disk() would
    be invoked by unregister_blkdev(). The only exception (back then, now
    we probably have more) would be SCSI. That stuff got frozen in the middle
    of a merge by devfs inclusion (2.3.46 or so). Right now register_disk()
    is no-op for partitionless devices.

    > Good. But then, what's the point of devfs=only ? I assumed this was

    Ask Richard. Maybe you will be able to get a straight answer. I hadn't...

    To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
    the body of a message to
    More majordomo info at
    Please read the FAQ at

     \ /
      Last update: 2005-03-22 13:18    [W:0.049 / U:8.772 seconds]
    ©2003-2016 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site