Re: NCR 810 drivers are bad with disk errors

Matthias Urlichs (
Tue, 12 Nov 1996 16:20:09 +0100

In, article <>,
Jari Soderholm <> writes:
> I have a feeling from long time use that there is
> still some work left to do with Linux filesystems.
> and driver interfaces.
That is true. There was a posting to that effect in linux-kernel two weeks
ago (from Drew, I think) which went into some depth as to what should be
done about the situation.

> Compared for example windows NT NTFS, linux ext2fs
> seems to be more error prone and also and I wonder
> why filesystem is not planned so that directory
> listing would come with minimal head movement.
Probably because nobody has though it _that_ necessary to actually sit down
and implement something like this.

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suddenly faced by the unknown, or imminent danger, a human will
invariably experience a split second of indecision.  He hesitates.
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