Time to kill fdc ?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sun Feb 10 14:53:50 UTC 2013

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, "C. P. Ghost" writes:
>On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 2:28 PM, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk at phk.freebsd.dk> wrote:

>I was thinking of physical fdc(4). Is there a published interface
>to access the hardware, i.e. to tunnel the commands and return
>values to and from the device? Something like pass(4) but for
>floppies? That way, fdc could be moved to user space and more
>easily debugged.

Look at /dev/io.

But seriously:  All our old releases are available on the net,
4.11 and 6.2 were both great releases and they have wonderful
floppy support.

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