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SubjectRe: Poor floppy performance in kernel 2.4.10
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On Thursday 18 October 2001 11:17, Ville Herva wrote:

(snip)
> That's propably beacause it syncs the writes on close().
>
> Perhaps you could try the trick Linus suggested in another thread, namely:
>
> sleep 1000 < /dev/fd0 &
>
> mdir
> mcopy
> mdir
> mcopy
> <do whatever>
>
> kill %1
>
> That keeps one (dummy) reference to the floppy device open until you're
> done using it.

Perhaps there should be a pair of "mtools" added: mopen and mclose, that do
basically this. That way it could be a "standard" item, documented in man
pages, etc., not some secret that only the l-k users know. Thoughts?

-Nick
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