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Re: [RFC] split floppy support off biosdisk

From: Pavel Roskin
Subject: Re: [RFC] split floppy support off biosdisk
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2008 20:32:00 -0400

On Sun, 2008-06-15 at 19:48 +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> Floppy support seems to be a constant source of trouble because it's the
> only disk type that can't be probed for reliably without causing unacceptable
> delays on some systems.
> How would you think about splitting it off biosdisk into a separate module?
> This will probably add some code redundancy, but it also saves a small
> space in the typical core.img, which is a good trade-off IMHO.

I'm afraid the savings are going to be tiny (if any) on the hard drive
side, whereas the code duplication will be significant.  The floppy
module won't have CD-ROM support, and that's it.

Pavel Roskin

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