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Old 07-07-2004, 03:45 AM   #1
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writing to the floppy delay


From the first day I've installed Linux I'm experiencing same problem, when I try to write something on the floppy e.g. in MC I copy files their names appear on the floppy but real writing process start only after 15 seconds or so... what's the problem here or it's normal thing in the Linux? BTW when I read something from the floppy it's happen in the real time.
 
Old 07-07-2004, 04:02 AM   #2
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I haven't confirmed any of this, but here's what I think:

The delay is normal. Floppy drives are slow compared to cpu, so the stuff goes into buffer and is written to disk later. If this bothers you, you could try something like adding "sync" option to fstab.

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Old 07-07-2004, 04:44 AM   #3
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This behavior is normal. All data are cached and written in the right time. It depends on system load and other things. I/O operations are scheduled by scheduler. You have not to forget call umount command or you'll be surprised!
 
Old 07-15-2004, 12:01 PM   #4
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thank you folks, and sorry for delay in the reply as I've no access to internet for about one week because of my phone company :-\
As for files written to floppy I hardly imagine that they should be cached as some of them only 1 kb in size... and they are written with the delay as well. What about sync option mentioned above? where should it be added like this:
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 msdos rw,users,sync 0 0
 
Old 07-15-2004, 12:43 PM   #5
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you've already wrote answer for your question about sync
 
Old 07-15-2004, 04:08 PM   #6
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just was busy with wortk and didn't think what I'm writing.
BTW it really works so thank you all!
 
  


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