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SubjectRe: Poor floppy performance in kernel 2.4.10

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> And with
> the floppy case, there was no way to notice at run-time whether the
> unit was broken or not - the floppy drives have no ID's to blacklist
> etc.

The standard trick is to start with media-change not supported, and
enable it if you get the first change signal.
There are really old floppies that don't support media-change signals,
and they _never_ send it. If you see a media-change signal, then you
know that the floppy is not broken.

Probably a timer (2 seconds) and a delayed cache flush should fix the

If the device supports media-change and media-lock, then it could
increase the timeout value.

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