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    SubjectRe: [2.0.30] solid lock with SCSI, floppy and audio access
    In article <33AD1FCB.6594DB95@brasil.enemy.org>,
    Claudio Matsuoka <linux-kernel@vger.rutgers.edu> wrote:
    >Jun 21 22:23:34 pris kernel: floppy0: floppy timeout called
    >Jun 21 22:23:34 pris kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev 02:00, sector

    Yes, the 2.0.30 floppy driver seems to be evil :-( I also have a problem
    with it which seems only to happen on machines with very little memory.
    If someone wants to investigate it, try the following:

    Boot linux with the option 'mem=5m'
    Try some operations with the floppy, eg. fdformat, read, write.

    The machine will crash or spill endless messages 'coudn't get a free page'.

    I tried this on a box with real 5 MB of memory (386/40) and another one
    with the 'mem=5m' option (AMD 5x86). I tried 5.25" and 3.5" disks. I also
    tried the stock 2.0.30 kernel and 2.0.pre31-2.

    hjb

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