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Re: [RFC] split floppy support off biosdisk

From: Bean
Subject: Re: [RFC] split floppy support off biosdisk
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 14:30:38 +0800

On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 8:32 AM, Pavel Roskin <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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.


The fd and hd device share many code, separating them is not a good
idea. Perhaps what we need is a way to optionally disable the floppy
device, for example, with a variable such as no_floppy.


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