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    Mount your floppy synchronous.  Writes won't be buffered then.


    Otto Wyss wrote:

    >I recently wrote some small files to the floppy disk and noticed almost nothing
    >happened immediately but after a certain time the floppy actually started
    >writing. So this action took more than 30 seconds instead just a few. This
    >remembered me of the elevator problem in the kernel. To transfer this example
    >into real live: A person who wants to take the elevator has to wait 8 hours
    >before the elevator even starts. While probably everyone agrees this is
    >ridiculous in real live astonishingly nobody complains about it in case of a disk.

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