[lkml]   [2002]   [Aug]   [20]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: ide-floppy & devfs - /dev entry not created if drive is empty
This problem is present on all devices supported by the ide-floppy 
driver. It won't be fixed until the ide-probe patch makes it into the
official kernel. At that point the /dev/discs/... entry for the drive
will appear at boot time even without media present in the drive.

However, without my other media change handling patches, the partition
entries inside the /dev/discs/... directory for the floppy drive will
not stay in sync terribly well when you make media changes.

Stanislav Brabec wrote:
> Stanislav Brabec wrote:
>>If module ide-floppy is loaded and no disc is present in the drive,
>>/dev/ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0/disc entry is not created. Later
>>inserted media cannot be checked in any way, because no /dev entry
> Kevin P. Fleming wrote:
>>diff -X dontdiff -urN linux/drivers/ide/ide-probe.c
> Does anybody know, whether this problem was present on LS-120/240,
> IOMEGA PocketZip and JAZ devices and is fixed now?

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:28    [W:0.071 / U:0.736 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site