Time to kill fdc ?

Eivind Evensen eivinde at terraplane.org
Sun Feb 10 15:10:43 UTC 2013

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 11:06:44AM +0000, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> I tried to read a floppy disk yesterday.
> When was the last time anybody tried that with a FreeBSD release ?
> Based on my brief experiments yesterday, 6.X is the last release
> where accessing floppy disks carry less than a 10% risk of a panic.
> Unless somebody fixes the fdc driver to work in -current, I intend
> to dust of my axe and cut it from the tree later this spring.

I'm using DD disks about every other day and HD disks about once a week.
Apart from lots of seeking (for which  I don't understand the reason) when
closing the device in DD mode, I don't have any problems with it.
This is on 8.3-PRERELEASE.

I really hope the driver will stay.

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