Re: Ke: Floppy Handling

From: Pavel Machek (
Date: Sat Jun 17 2000 - 15:07:22 EST


> > >Speaking of which: There are a few things that I dislike about the
> > >coda filesystem. For one, I can only mount ONE. If I use the real
> > >"coda" the userspace <-> codafs connection is taken, and I cannot
> > >run podfuk.
> >
> > Right. However fixing this is likely to be a lot easier than writing userfs.
> >
> > [There's one more deficiency: it works on whole files -> it is unusable for cdfs: reading whole track before givng first bytes of .wav to user is bad.
> >
> >
> This is still OK for floppies. Here's one approach: Usa a user space driver and the mtools libs. On open() read the file into VM. Pass writes through to
> the hardware. On close() kill the cache. If someone pulls the disk while the file is open, and the program tries to write the file, kill the app.

Well, try when you do cd /#a in podfuk, this is exactly what should
happen :-)))).


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