kernel panic because I pulled a floppy?
carpetsmoker at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 06:26:45 PST 2005
It happens, I've experienced quite some problems with floppy's and
FreeBSD 5.4 and 6.0
anyway, if you mount a floppy, pull it out and unmount it the kernel
might panic, if the floppy if reading writing and you pull it out the
kernel might panic, if you mount a floppy which is damaged or has a
damaged filesystem the kernel might panic
I think i've only seen FreeBSD crach about six times in the year I'm
using it, all of those were with floppy problems...
Save all your work before you do anything with a floppy
Don't do anything with a floppy on critical machines
Think before you act when working with a floppy
It sucks, I know, I always use a windows machine when I need to write
or read something on a floppy.
Using windows instead of freebsd because it's better at something. . .
. . . . scary. . .
On 05/12/05, Kris Kennaway <kris at obsecurity.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 05, 2005 at 08:37:23AM -0500, Michael P. Soulier wrote:
> > On 12/4/05, Kris Kennaway <kris at obsecurity.org> wrote:
> > > > Is this true? If so, it would be the very first Unix that I've seen
> > > > crash from this kind of user-mistake.
> > >
> > > Turns out it's pretty hard to fix.
> > Well, all I know is that it does happen on Linux, Solaris... I don't
> > recall seeing it on HP-UX...
> > I've popped floppies on those OSs before without incident when I went
> > back to the directory. Luckily it's avoidable, just a little
> > disappointing given FreeBSD's rock-solid reputation.
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