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SubjectRe: Linux-Kernel Archive: ide-floppy

http://www.uwsg.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0105.2/0082.html

> Whenever I boot (2.4.4-ac6) I get this error message if there is a zip
> disk in the drive.
>
> hdb: 98288kB, 196576 blocks, 512 sector size, hdb: 98304kB, 96/64/32 CHS,
> 4096 kBps, 512 sector size, 2941 rpm ide-floppy: hdb: I/O error, pc = 5a,
> key = 5, asc = 24, ascq = 0
>
> The drive seems to work fine for everything except writing large files
> (>500k) - umount hangs indefinitely. This has been a problem for all the
> kernels I've used since I got the drive (2.2.18, 2.2.20, 2.4.0->2.4.4-ac6
> series). The ide-floppy support is compiled into the kernel but I've had
> similar problems when using it as a module. The disks work perfectly on a
> windows box and even worked fine when I was using the drive with windows.
>
> Can anyone shed any light on this for me?

Linux p6dnf 2.4.5-pre2 #1 SMP Thu May 17 14:46:10 PDT 2001 i686 unknown

Well I dusted of the device an chucked it into a box via handy-dandy
hotswap shuttle and..........

May 17 15:29:59
p6dnf kernel: hdl: 98304kB, 196608 blocks, 512 sector size,
May 17 15:29:59
p6dnf kernel: hdl: 98304kB, 32/64/96 CHS, 4096 kBps, 512 sector size, 2941 rpm

Pop the module out and back in and ...

May 17 15:46:58
p6dnf kernel: hdl: 98304kB, 32/64/96 CHS, 4096 kBps, 512 sector size, 2941 rpm

As for AC patches have not gotten around to messing with, but I have a few
reported cases where stock or pre-patched linus-trees work and
pre-patched ac-trees fail...

So you got me on that one.

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