Re: ide-floppy & devfs - /dev entry not created if drive is empty

From: Kevin P. Fleming (
Date: Mon Aug 19 2002 - 19:04:25 EST

There are patches at to
resolve this.

Stanislav Brabec wrote:
> Hallo Paul Bristow,
> I have tested ide-floppy on my Linux 2.4.19 with ATAPI ZIP 100. I am
> using devfs.
> I found following problem:
> If module ide-floppy is loaded and no disc is present in the drive,
> /dev/ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0/disc entry is not created. Later
> inserted media cannot be checked in any way, because no /dev entry
> exists.
> Older kernels have also this behavior.
> Fix: Create .../disc entry in all cases, even if no disc is present.

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