Time to kill fdc ?

Adrian Chadd adrian at freebsd.org
Mon Feb 11 18:36:50 UTC 2013

... I notice how people haven't quoted how much RAM they have, since
that may influence whether or not things get bounced, double bounced
or such.


On 11 February 2013 03:28, C. P. Ghost <cpghost at cordula.ws> wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 3:55 PM, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk at phk.freebsd.dk> wrote:
>>>But I just did an experiment on an old Pentium 4 system here, using the
>>>fdc driver and 8.3-STABLE as of early December (r243900). I read several
>>>diskettes using "dd /dev/fd0 /dev/null" and everything went flawlessly.
>> Could you try:
>>         dd if=/dev/fd0 of=/dev/null bs=1048576
>> That consistently exploded 7.x and 8.x here yesterday...
> I've just tried this on my FreeBSD 9.1 amd64 r244903 system
> 10 times in a row, and nothing bad happened.
> Regards,
> -cpghost.
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