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SubjectRe: floppy regression from "[PATCH] fix floppy.c to store correct ..."
Andrew Morton wrote:
> Jon Masters <> wrote:
>>On 11/22/05, Andrew Morton <> wrote:
>>>That still does the wrong thing. Put in a write-protected floppy, try to
>>>write to it and it says -EROFS. Then pop the WP switch and try to
>>>write to it again and it wrongly claims EPERM. A second attempt to
>>>write will succeed.
>>The problem is that we need to wait until the floppy driver next
>>checks the read status on the drive. I think to get it completely
>>right will take moving bits of the floppy driver around, unless I'm
>>being stupid. I'm planning to do that too though.
> In the meanwhile I think we should revert back to the 2.6.14 version of
> floppy.c - the present problem is probably worse than the one which it
> kinda-fixes.

I think that's best, because there are few people (relatively) using
floppy, and those who are probably are used to old behaviour.
-bill davidsen (
"The secret to procrastination is to put things off until the
last possible moment - but no longer" -me

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