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SubjectRe: ide-floppy.c vs devfs
Hi Jack,

Try the devfs test version that I just uploaded to

http://paulbristow.net/linux/idefloppy.html

This is early days, and I'm not sure what the best approach is...

Feedback is greatly appreaciated.

Jack Howarth wrote:

> Paul,
> Is ide-floppy supposed to be devfs friendly? I ask
> because on Linux 2.4.15-pre2 (and previous kernels)
> on the Powermac (Debian ppc sid) I find that the
> ide-floppy driver only creates device for my ide
> zip if a zip disk is inserted at boot time. Otherwise
> the /dev/ide/host1/bus0/target1/lun0 directory doesn't
> contain a device node for the zip whereas the ide-cdrom
> driver creates a /dev/ide/host1/bus0/target0/lun0/cd
> fine without a cdrom disk inserted at boot time. I find
> that the only way I can get the zip device created at
> boot time without media inserted is to use ide-scsi
> emulation and turn off ide-floppy when I configure the
> kernel. Is this issue a known problem and does it
> exist for other arches than powerpc (Powermac)? Thanks
> in advance for any advice.
> Jack
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