Re: [PARPORT] Parallel ZIP-drive is little buggy with kernel 2.4.0-test1

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Date: Mon Jun 05 2000 - 10:30:31 EDT

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    Tim Waugh wrote:
    [About linux getting very, very slow when transfering a huge file to the
    Parallel ZIP-drive]
    > Is this on a machine with only _one_ transfer to/from the Zip drive
    > taking place?

    One at a time, yes. But when I select multiple files to be copied, (but
    still 1 at a time) the same happens.

    > Can you tell me how I can try to reproduce this? (I haven't tried yet,
    > since I'm not near a Zip drive here right now.)

    Well, first compile the 2.4.0-test1-kernel with all necessary options
    (SCSI-emulation etc... see ZIP-drive MINI-HOWTO), and then copy a huge
    file (like the 2.4.0-test1-sources) to a ZIP-disk. I should say that I
    work with FAT16-formatted zipdisks, because it is for transfer between
    my Linux-pc and a Win9x-pc. Therefor I mount it as /dev/sda4.

    This should already be enough to reproduce the error.

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