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

From: Kevin P. Fleming (
Date: Tue Aug 20 2002 - 12:02:57 EST

This problem is present on all devices supported by the ide-floppy
driver. It won't be fixed until the ide-probe patch makes it into the
official kernel. At that point the /dev/discs/... entry for the drive
will appear at boot time even without media present in the drive.

However, without my other media change handling patches, the partition
entries inside the /dev/discs/... directory for the floppy drive will
not stay in sync terribly well when you make media changes.

Stanislav Brabec wrote:
> Stanislav Brabec wrote:
>>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
> Kevin P. Fleming wrote:
>>diff -X dontdiff -urN linux/drivers/ide/ide-probe.c
> Does anybody know, whether this problem was present on LS-120/240,
> IOMEGA PocketZip and JAZ devices and is fixed now?

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