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  • A Hang In The Linux Kernel Can Happen If Trying To Read A Broken Floppy Then Ejecting It

    Phoronix: A Hang In The Linux Kernel Can Happen If Trying To Read A Broken Floppy Then Ejecting It

    Going into 2022 the Linux kernel's floppy driver continues to see new code improvements and fixes...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...ux-5.17-Floppy

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    Floppies will never disappear ! They are now known to everyone as the standard symbol for "save", even though no one saves anything on a floppy today and lots of young people never actually used one (Oh no ! I'm old !).

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    • #3
      ...you can expect to see floppy patches still flopping around the kernel.
      Hehe

      "I see what you did there" /meme

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ALRBP View Post
        Floppies will never disappear ! They are now known to everyone as the standard symbol for "save", even though no one saves anything on a floppy today and lots of young people never actually used one (Oh no ! I'm old !).
        We could just update the icon...

        micro-sd-card-icon-01-.jpg?1459754397&s=091ea08e6a9874933cd6f7b79ea7c73c.jpg

        Or tell kids that a the floppy icon is a first gen SD card and see how long it takes them to figure out we're all lying.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post
          We could just update the icon...

          micro-sd-card-icon-01-.jpg?1459754397&s=091ea08e6a9874933cd6f7b79ea7c73c.jpg

          Or tell kids that a the floppy icon is a first gen SD card and see how long it takes them to figure out we're all lying.
          Funny thing is, 30 years from now, a uSD card could likely become an irrelevant symbol too. I don't see it disappearing any time soon but I don't see it lasting forever either.
          I've always wondered why nobody used a hand with a pen for the icon, since most other related icons all have analog representations, and a hand with a pen would represent writing.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ALRBP View Post
            Floppies will never disappear ! They are now known to everyone as the standard symbol for "save", even though no one saves anything on a floppy today and lots of young people never actually used one (Oh no ! I'm old !).
            Floppy disks are like Jesus- they died to become the icon of saving.

            schmidtbag
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            schmidtbag A hand with a pen is mostly used to "edit" (or change) something, not saving the changes. So I think that chance is lost.

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            • #7
              We demand benchmarks!

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              • #8
                Benchmark of different floppy drive brands?

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                • #9
                  "A Hang In The Linux Kernel Can Happen If Trying To Read A Broken Floppy Then Ejecting It - I know, it's been bugging me for a while

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                  • #10
                    The last time I used a floppy was just a year ago, when I updated the Open Firmware of my IBM B50 PowerPC servers ;-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iN-ynOvxUQ

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