>>>>> " " == Xavier Bestel <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> To make floppy access right (joe-user wise) under linux, we
> need to: - treat it as a special case:
> - start writing to floppy as soon as possible (not waiting for
> update to flush dirty buffers)
> - each time the floppy light is off (i.e. we just finished a
> write op) leave the filesystem in a "now unmountable" state,
> i.e. forcefully ejecting it would cause no harm (neither
> on-disk nor in the kernel), but reading it would still use
> previously cached data.
> unfortunately, this doesn't seem possible with the current
But that would be the best, not only for floppy but for all devices.
That way, when Linux does actually crash (like when the power fails
:), filesystems could still be clean, because linux wasn't writing to
it for some time.
May the Source be with you.
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