[Bug 384579] Re: Linux thinks there’s a floppy drive when there’s not. Probing slows down bootup by almost a minute.

Johan Kiviniemi launchpad.net at johan.kiviniemi.name
Tue Jun 16 17:06:50 UTC 2009


Leann,

Thanks, I’ll test with a vanilla kernel.

Andy,

If I change “Legacy Floppy Drives” to disabled in BIOS settings, the
floppy driver is not loaded and everything works. That is to be
expected. Nevertheless, it would be nice for Linux to automatically
realize the drive doesn’t physically exist and refuse to load the
module.

No other BIOS settings seem related.

If a user adds a floppy drive to a Thinkpad while it’s running, I find
it okay for her to have to modprobe floppy manually if the hardware
doesn’t notify the OS about the drive.

What to do when the drive is disconnected, i don’t know.

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Linux thinks there’s a floppy drive when there’s not. Probing slows down bootup by almost a minute.
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/384579
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