Re: 2.0.30 floppy problem

W. Reilly Cooley (
Mon, 14 Apr 1997 22:52:16 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 15 Apr 1997, Mark Hemment wrote:

> On Mon, 14 Apr 1997, Alain Knaff wrote:
> > This problem is well known, but unfortunately there is no clean fix
> > for it yet :-( The source of the problem is that only memory below
> > 16M is suitable for DMA.
> Correct (for an ISA bus, which we have to assume).

I recall reading (sorry to compare) on the FreeBSD (or maybe NetBSD)
pages that they had devised some scheme to get around this ISA/DMA
limitation. Does anyone know anything about that?


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