Time to kill fdc ?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sun Feb 10 18:03:35 UTC 2013

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In message <5117DAA6.4000003 at orange.fr>, Claude Buisson writes:

>> Could you try:
>> 	dd if=/dev/fd0 of=/dev/null bs=1048576
>> That consistently exploded 7.x and 8.x here yesterday...
>NO problem here, with:
>7.4-STABLE 244498 i386 PII
>8.3-STABLE 243778 i386 P4
>10.0-CURRENT 245422 i386 P4 (same system)

That's interesting, that's entirely counter to what I saw
on two different systems yesterday.

I'll try again on a third system.

>I do not have floppies on my 9.X / amd64 systems

Last I tried, amd64 systems consistently returned garbage
when reading floppies with ISA-DMA.

I'd be interested to hear other peoples results ?

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