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Mount your floppy synchronous.  Writes won't be buffered then.


Otto Wyss wrote:

>I recently wrote some small files to the floppy disk and noticed almost nothing
>happened immediately but after a certain time the floppy actually started
>writing. So this action took more than 30 seconds instead just a few. This
>remembered me of the elevator problem in the kernel. To transfer this example
>into real live: A person who wants to take the elevator has to wait 8 hours
>before the elevator even starts. While probably everyone agrees this is
>ridiculous in real live astonishingly nobody complains about it in case of a disk.

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