[PARPORT] Tests on Avatar Shark with new paride drivers

Kevin Fisher (kfisher@rim.net)
Mon, 15 Dec 1997 09:00:35 -0500

Hi all:

I just thought I'd post some preliminary test results on the paride drivers
with the Avatar Shark drive. With the old ep.c drive I was getting
some superblock corruption if I unmounted and the drive was
in standby mode. With the new drivers, this problem is corrected
(thanks Grant!!). Unmounting the drive in or out of standby mode
does not corrupt the superblock anymore.

I have noticed one small thing, however...perhaps I'm not inserting
the modules into the kernel properly, but here's what happens:

I do an 'insmod paride; insmod epat; insmod pd'. There is a slight
delay after the insmod pd, and then it usually returns saying
'resource is busy'. If I follow up with another insmod pd the module
gets loaded properly and I can use the drive. There don't seem to be
any side effects when this happens.

Other than that I haven't had any read/write problems with the driver...
things seem quite well-behaved in general.

Is it possible yet to have kerneld load these modules automatically
if I do a 'mount -t ext2 /dev/pda1 /mnt', for example?

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