Re: [PARPORT] Parallel drive as root fs

Alan Cox (
Sun, 19 Jul 1998 15:03:14 +0100 (BST)

> b) The ext2fs will panic at the first sign of a low level device error.
> You are better of using UMSDOS than ext2fs, at least it quietly ignores
> the errors and continues. The down side is that only distribution that
> I know which will install to UMSDOS root fs is Slakware.

If you have a problem with ext2 getting errors too easily then the bug
is in the driver not the ext2fs. The driver the request is despatched to
is supposed to make reasonable efforts at error recovery. Like the IDE
driver tries turning DMA off and the scsi driver tries everything it can
think of


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